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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.
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It's Not the Product, It's the Person
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A couple weeks after giving birth, Sveta Vold ran a half-marathon with her baby in a stroller. Seven weeks after giving birth, she completed a 135-mile bicycling ultramarathon in the snow.
Ms. Finley has been working on the US's space program since January 1958, several months before NASA even existed.
Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation
Now the trick is enforcing it.
US Women's Soccer Team Meets the President
After the US women's soccer team won the World Cup, President Obama said "This team taught all of America's children that 'playing like a girl' means you're a badass."
After a blizzard, only female senators show up to US Senate
"Something is genuinely different — and something is genuinely fabulous."
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.
When her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.
The Valiant Ladies of Potosi
Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes - 17th century Bolivia's answer to Batman.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
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.
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.
When invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.
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.
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.
When her father decided to marry her, this leather-clad princess embarked on one of the most bonkers Cinderella tales ever told.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.