The first woman to hike alone across the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail was a 67-year-old who told her kids she was going for a walk.
“Grandma” Emma Gatewood
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/jasonpor/public_html/rp/wp-content/themes/WPPremium/partials/content-related-posts-archive.php on line 11
Random Related Posts
The middle part of this short made me raise my eyebrow, but the ending won me over. You might dig it too!
A dinghy, built for six but holding twenty refugees, broke down in the Aegean Sea. Mardini, her sister Sarah, and two others jumped out and swam for three hours, pushing the boat all the way to Lesbos.
An Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
Annie Jean Easley
Annie Easley was given literacy tests. Annie Easley was told she didn't go to a good enough school. Annie Easley became a goddamn rocket scientist. Annie Easley did not listen to the haters.
The Difference a Year Makes
I redid a lot of the early art in preparation for the book. Take a look and see the difference a year or two of practice makes.
Group seeks to crowdfund Ida B. Wells monument - let's help them out.
There's a push to crowdfund an Ida B. Wells monument in Chicago. They're around halfway there. Let's give them a boost.
Most high schoolers are happy to get accepted by one of the eight Ivy League schools. Munira Khalif got into all eight. And that's just the start of her accomplishments.
China's Elite Female Bodyguards
A burgeoning population of female billionaires has created a new demand for female bodyguards.
She wrote 270 Wikipedia articles in a single year -- “I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.”
The Highest Compliment
The best holiday present I got this year was messages like these.
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
Isabella of France
After years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
After being saved from demonic forces, this legendary Indian princess is then subjected to endless purity tests by her own husband. She eventually puts an end to his questions in a manner that surprised everyone.
The first naval admiral of modern times, she protected her country from foreign invaders with aplomb.
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
Noor Inayat Khan
Pacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
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.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
Carolina Maria de Jesus
Brash, funny, and difficult, this mother of three wrote her way out of extreme poverty with her uncompromising look at Brazilian society - and was alternately lauded and berated for it.