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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.
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This Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
The last fluent speaker of her language, she's spent years preserving and teaching it to others.
Women tell Twitter what engineers look like
Responding to sexist assumptions about, and from, people in tech fields, Isis Anchalee started the Twitter hashtag #ilooklikeanengineer.
“It was better for me to remember that the flaw was in the racist, not in myself.”
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
The Suffragette that knew Jujitsu
In the 1910s, a 30-women-strong group of jujitsu experts punched cops, broke windows, and burnt buildings, just to get the vote. And now you can read about their adventures in a new comic - and a movie starring Meryl Streep!
Voice of Baceprot
“I think what we want to say to the young women of Indonesia is, don’t be afraid of being different,” said Kurnia. “Don’t be afraid to shout your independence.”
Two Navajo women may have been the first women officially enlisted in the US Army
Amateur historian David C'de Baca recently discovered that two Navajo women were officially enlisted as Army Scouts in 1886.
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.
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.
Susan la Flesche Picotte
The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
This undefinable adventurer's life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
Marguerite de la Rocque
Stranded by her cruel relative on an abandoned Canadian island (literally named the Isle of Demons), she survived for two years by hunting animals and eventually made it back to France.
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
This Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
Fannie Lou Hamer
This uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.