This Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
Random Related Posts
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
Christine de Pizan
When her husband unexpectedly died, she rolled up her sleeves and became one of the greatest authors of the age to keep food on the table. She wrote passionate defenses of her gender (and military treatises!) that were centuries ahead of their time.
This Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
In fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
To ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.
The greatest ruler of Yemeni history, she defeated her numerous foes to usher the country into its golden age.
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…