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Turia Pitt: Didn’t Let Burning While Running Stop Her

Turia Pitt: How Did She Get Burned? “I heard a noise, so I took off my headphones and raised my head.Then, I saw the fire.The huge wall of fire that was quickly advancing towards me.When the fire got to me, I remember looking down at my hands and seeing them on fire, I screamed in horror and thought: That’s it, it’s over.” That’s how Turia Pitt describes the moment she realized that she’s on fire.…

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Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack: Australia Didn’t Want To Send Her to the Olympics. So She Raised Her Own Funds and Won the Gold Medal

Australia may have been one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote, but that doesn’t mean that women had full equality. Take Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack, for example. She showed extraordinary swimming talent from a young age, and yet, leading up to the Stockholm Olympics in 1912 (the first Olympics in which women were allowed to partake), she was forbidden to compete. Durack was told by the Australian officials: you’re not going…

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Lucy Schell: The Race Car Driver That Beat Hitler

In the 1930s, the Germany had complete domination of one of the most popular sports at the time: race car driving. German drivers, in state-of-the art Mercedes cars, armed with money from the Nazi regime, starred in Grand Prix competitions. Until one woman had had enough, and decided to compete against the German hegemony. Lucy O’Reilly Schell, an American trailblazing woman, was herself a former race car driver. She also inherited a fortune from her…

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Candace Parker: The Must-Know Story of the WNBA’s Game-Changer

Candance Parker: Who Is She? Candace Parker is the first female basketball player to dunk during an NCAA tournament, and is considered one of the greatest players ever. She is also the first WNBA player with 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds, 1,500 assists as well as the first women to be featured on the cover of the popular NBA 2K game. She is the younger daughter of former NBA player Larry Parker. Candace was a star…

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Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2023 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) was queen regnant of the Swedish Empire from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She…

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