Cindy Gallop: How To End Rape Culture With Love

Cindy Gallop

“We end rape culture by doing something incredibly simple that nevertheless, nobody else anywhere on the internet is doing. We end rape culture by showing you how wonderful, great consensual communicative sex is in the real world.” The bold claims are made by Cindy Gallop – a trailblazing woman if ever there was one.   An … Read more

Miriam Makeba: Anti-Apartheid Singer That Was The “The Voice of Africa”

Miram Makeba: Birth & Early Life Miriam Makeba was first sent to prison when she was just 18 months old. It was 1932, the height of the Great Depression. Her mother, Regina Makeba, was a Swazi sangoma (traditional healer). She typically worked as a domestic worker, but she also set up an illegal brewery at … Read more

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: The 17-year-old Who Proved That She Was Smarter Than Mexico’s Experts

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Who Was She? Born in 1651, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a Mexican nun, scholar, author and feminist. She was a polymath whose mastery of multiple fields such as literature, philosophy, science, and music made her a remarkable figure in history. At the ripe age of 17, … Read more

Lyudmila Pavlichenko: She Was Told Women Couldn’t Shoot, So She Became The World’s Best Sniper

 Lyudmila Pavlichenko: Early Life When she was a teenager, Lyudmila Pavlichenko heard her neighbor’s son say that women can’t shoot – and she got angry. She decided that she would prove him wrong – and become the world’s best sniper along the way. And so she did. Pavlichenko, who was born in the Ukraine in … Read more

Harriet Tubman: Underground Railway Pioneer & Union Army Fighter

Portrait of Harriet Tubman

Born as a slave, Harriet Tubman became the woman who led the most slaves to their freedom. She aunderwent brain surgery without anesthesia and was also the first woman to lead an attack in the U.S. military. These are just ways to describe Harriet Tubman, a woman who was born a slave, managed to escape, and instead of enjoying the life of freedom in the north – devoted her life to helping others.

June Almeida: The Scottish Woman Who Dropped Out of School and Discovered Coronavirus

June Almeida was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1930, and died in 2007 – long before COVID-19, took our lives by storm. She dropped out of school at the age of 16 and never formally attended university. Yet she was still a groundbreaking virologist. In fact, she was the first person who succeeded in photographing the … Read more

Mary Anning: The 12-Year-Old That Discovered the First Dinosaur

מארי אנינג

Mary Anning: Who Was She?  Everyone who has ever watched Friends knows what Ross’s job is (Paleontology), but have you ever wondered where this fascinating subject emerged? One of the researchers who paved the way for fossil research was Mary Anning. Even as a child, she would walk along the river and find fossils from … Read more

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Renaissance Artist Who Sued Her Rapist… And Won

The first woman to get accepted into the Florence Academy of Art during the Renaissance was almost completely forgotten in art history. When she is mentioned, it’s usually due to a traumatic event in her past: her rape and court trial. But Artemisia Gentileschi was a trailblazing painter very much ahead of her time, and … Read more

Lucy Schell: The Race Car Driver That Beat Hitler

Lucy O'Reilly Schell

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 … Read more