Collection: Disabilities >
Sarah BiffinBorn without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Annie Jump CannonThis astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
PentaWhen her brother of this fairytale princess decided to marry her, she warded him off by cutting off her own hands. Then she gave birth to a dog. It got weirder after that.
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.
Olga of KievBrutal princess-turned-Christian saint who burnt down enemy towns using pigeons.
Collection: Magicians and Shamans >