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.
Hamilton's work prevented an abort of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Hamilton coined the term "software engineering." Hamilton was a badass.
From A Mighty Girl: Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French heroine – Telegraph At age 23, British secret agent Phyllis Latour Doyle parachuted into occupied Normandy in May 1944 to gather intelligence on Nazi positions in preparation for D-Day. As an agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), Doyle secretly relayed 135... Read more »
While browsing a book of woman warriors, I came across an entry that stopped me cold. You have to read this.
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
Miss Cora M. Strayer ran a detective agency on the South Side of Chicago in the early 1900s. She was awesome.
Google’s top secret weapon – a hacker they call their Security Princess – Telegraph Paid to attack her employer, Parisa Tabriz is a white-hat hacker on the front line in the fight against the Internet ‘bad guys’. “Miss Tabriz, 31, is something of an anomaly in Silicon Valley. Not only is she a woman –... Read more »
A woman with a disorder that causes male pattern hair growth in women, she bravely maintains the Sikh tenets against hair removal, in spite of the bullying she receives.
If you watch American Horror Story: Asylum, you may know the song Dominique. What you may not know is that it is a cover of a song from Souer Sourire, known as The Singing Nun. Sourire gave most of the money earned from the song to her religious order, who then expelled her, likely for... Read more »