Carolina Maria de Jesus
Random Related Posts
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
Joined her sister Hortense Mancini in escaping from an equally abusive marriage, making headlines (and trouble) all across Europe in…
When a firebreathing shapeshifting hippo menaced her people, this shaman faced it down in a magic battle - and then hurled it into space.
Sex worker who became empress of the Byzantine Empire, and used her political power to safeguard her interests, and her…
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
After escaping the Armenian Genocide (by walking across the Syrian desert while pregnant), this woman went back into Armenia to rescue her sons, then made her way to America -- where she invented the recipe for Rice-a-Roni.