Collection: Saints >
Tamar of GeorgiaSaint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
A’isha bint abi BakrOn April 2nd, 1931, the unthinkable happened. Two of the greatest baseball players in history went to bat against a rookie female pitcher. And they both struck out. The hitters were Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The pitcher was 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell. Despite her young age, Jackie had a surprising amount of experience with the... Read more »
Collection: Pirates >
Jeanne de ClissonWhen her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
Ching ShihHeaded a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.
Charlotte BadgerThe first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
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: Defenders >