Collection: Activists >
Bella AbzugLoud, proud, uncompromising: this bold politician helped bring about Title IX, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment - as well as much more.
Mekatilili wa MenzaWhen colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
Sojourner TruthWhen her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.
Collection: Martyrs >
HypatiaThe first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
PingyangThis unlikely heroine created her own Woman's Army of 70,000 soldiers through good manners and political savvy - and then used it to overthrow one of China's greatest douchebags.
Noor Inayat KhanPacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
Micaela Almonester (1795-1874)
The Survivor Baroness of New Orleans
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Collection: Elders >