Collection: Dancers >
AnacaonaWhen Columbus and his crew ravaged her land, this native Haitian poet gave all to keep the peace.
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.
NwanyeruwaInstigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.
Collection: Defenders >
Black AgnesWhen the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
Marguerite de BressieuxWhen soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
Trinidad TecsonTurned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
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: Disabilities >