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I've had some pretty wild depression the past couple years. I'm finally starting to work through it - with art.
When Singaporean guerrillas tried overthrowing British rule, they turned to this gangster to run their communications. The cat-and-mouse game in which she was caught by a female police officer is riveting stuff.
The queen who challenged the kings The greatest female chess player in history has retired. Godspeed, Mrs Polgar.
The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door
Workers for the Marginalised Area Reproductive Health Viable Initiative (Marvi) travel door-to-door around Pakistan, selling and teaching about contraception.
Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture
Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture Native Americans represent just one per cent…
Ali Stroker became the first person in a wheelchair to perform on Broadway after her debut as Anna in "Spring Awakening."
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
Ghanaian Queen Mothers taking back power
Traditionally villages and towns in Ghana had a Queen Mother who were partners of the chiefs and looked after cultural traditions, women, and children. As Europeans ignored women to deal only with men, their position waned. Now, thousands of women are restoring it.
Veneida Smith, Teenage Horse Thief [UPDATED]
Strap in for some of the greatest newspaper articles ever, detailing the exploits of a 16-year-old horse thief (and violinist) who repeatedly busts herself out of prison.
Nigerian comics publisher focuses on female superheroes
"We wanted female characters that would become icons to the African girl growing up to give them something to aspire to that they too can be heroes and it’s not an all male field."
Mary Jennings Hegar
This Purple Heart warrior (and medical evacuation pilot) filed suit against the US military policy excluding women from combat - the military recanted it shortly thereafter.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
The illegitimate daughter of a minor noble, after losing her husband, she became one of the most powerful and fierce women in Italy - commanding troops, insulting Machiavelli, and fighting Cesare Borgia with unmatched ferocity.
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.
When her father died, leaving her lower-class family in debt, this indomitable woman worked tirelessly and became one of history's greatest fossil collectors.
Matilda of Tuscany
Fiery defender of the pope who made kings kneel before her.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
This unassuming middle-aged woman became one of Britain's most notorious terrorists in her unyielding quest to win women the right to vote.