Collection: Muslims >
Benazir BhuttoThe exiled daughter of a deposed ruler, she could have been a fairytale bridge between worlds - but fairy tales are not real. Benazir, whose name means "without flaw," was anything but.
Soraya Tarzi1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
Cut Nyak DhienWhen her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.
Collection: Working While Pregnant >
Mary PattenWhen her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
Susan la Flesche PicotteThe first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
Isabella of FranceAfter years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
Collection: LGBT Figures >