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Where'd You Go?
I've had some pretty wild depression the past couple years. I'm finally starting to work through it - with art.
To save an oncoming passenger train, this 15-year-old girl climbed across a collapsing bridge, with nothing but flashes of lightning to keep her from falling to her death in the flooding river below -- a river that had already killed her father.
Woman leads US military combatant command for first time
On May 13, US Air Force General Lori Robinson took over NORTHCOM and NORAD, making her the first female combatant commander in US military history.
Canadian currency will now feature its first Canadian woman
Civil rights icon Viola Desmond is often compared to Rosa Parks, for refusing to take a lesser seat based on racial discrimination laws.
The Feminist Lunch That Broke Boundaries 150 Years Ago
After being denied entry to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens, reporter Jane Croly made her own, supper club, featuring only “risky and outré” unaccompanied women.
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
Tongan women boxing
Tonga has a history of boxing and wrestling as demonstration sports, which women participated in along with men.
Tanya Smith practices Historical European Martial Arts--like fencing, but instead of a lightweight rapier she uses a three-pound longsword that's almost as tall as she is. To entice more women into the sport she organized a tournament by women, for women, called Fecht Yeah.
My Ignite SF talk!
My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
After being bullied for her appearance, Terry decided to collect and distribute dolls to other girls so they would feel that they're beautiful.
Female tea workers form union
The women working for the Kanan Devan Hills Plantation Company, upset over their low wages and distrustful of the male-dominated unions, formed the Women's Collective.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
Spy, 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.
One of the greatest pharaohs to ever live, she built up Egypt so much that a generations-long sustained effort to erase her from history couldn't do the trick.
Through years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.