The last fluent speaker of her language, she's spent years preserving and teaching it to others.
Joyce Bryant never had any record hits, didn't appear in any films, but to the people of the 50s, this now-obscure "blonde bombshell" singer was unforgettable.
When her family became infected with Ebola, the 22-year-old nursing student donned trash bags and began treating them.
Actress Hedy Lamarr's dual identities as sex icon and brilliant inventor so baffled the press that the latter went virtually unknown for decades.
Laura Hillenbrand suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, which has largely confined her to her house for 25 years. Despite this, she's written two of the biggest best-sellers in modern history.
At the age of 17, Ann Harvey saved dozens of people from a shipwreck. Then, ten years later, she did it again.
Willie Murphy is 105 pounds. 105 pounds of pure rippling muscle that can deadlift 215 pounds and her own groceries, thank you very much. Not gonna lie. You kinda suck compared to Willie Murphy.
Safiya Al Balbissi walks assertively, like a queen. With great self-confidence and talent, she drives a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance through the streets and alleys of Tulkarem Governorate. She has become a familiar sight for many Palestinians, although some people continue to raise astonished eyebrows when they see her behind the wheel.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest - she did so even when her native Japan wanted her to do nothing but raise children and serve tea.
BBC News – India’s new comic ‘super hero’: Priya, the rape survivor A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its “super hero” has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. Been reading the Indian epic Mahabharata recently, and was a little disappointed about some of the... Read more »