Collection: Adventurers >
Sophie MorigeauThe only use this Canadian badass had for pretty pink bows was to adorn her own rib — which she amputated from her own body after an accident.
Sutematsu OyamaThe first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Julie d’AubignySword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.
Collection: Journalists >
Isabelle EberhardtThis undefinable adventurer's life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Ida B. WellsOne of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Elizabeth BislandRose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
Collection: Pirates >