Khawlah bint al-Azwar
Random Related Posts
Let her leprosy go untreated for years to make herself the perfect spy in the Japan-occupied Philippines - soldiers wouldn't touch her, so she could slip right through.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
When famine hit Jeju island, where she'd been exiled since birth, this prostitute-turned-businesswoman spent her fortune to feed everyone.
This mythical Native American woman saved her loved ones from starvation with delicious magical leprosy - a fact that led to, shall we say, complications.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
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.
Abandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.