Collection: Survivors >
Molly CraigThe daughter of an aboriginal woman and a white man, her race led her to be kidnapped by the Australian government - only for her to escape and walk across the continent to get home... twice.
Vitka KempnerSpy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
TimocleaWhen a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
Collection: Revolutionaries >
Ilona ZrinyiWhen her rebel husband was imprisoned, she continued the movement - by holding a castle under siege for three long, lonely years.
Trinidad TecsonTurned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
Angela JimenezTomboy, daughter, spy, soldier, foster mom, innkeeper, gold miner, nurse, activist; veteran: Angela Jimenez doesn't need a movie so much as a mini-series.
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 >