Lizzie Magie was the inventor of Monopoly (known then as The Landlord’s Game), but her contribution has been largely ignored.
Sojourner Truth Speech, Ain’t I A Woman, is still considered one of the most important and most quoted speeches in the history of the US. Quite an accomplishment for someone who never learned to read or write.
In May 1940, Cécile Rol-Tanguy’s father was imprisoned by the Vichy regime. Her partner, Henri, was off fighting, far away from Paris. Her daughter, Françoise,
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
Gracia Mendes Nasi Beatrice de Luna (Dona Gracia) dreamed of a Jewish state, years before Hetrzl. She acted against authorities to protect Jews from Inquisition and settle European Jews.
Lisa Lindahl, Polly Smith, and Hinda Miller wanted to find a way to run without back pain. The invention is what we know now as the sports bra.
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.
When Jesus was a year old, someone just as extraordinary was born far away – the eldest Trung sister. Around 1 AD, Trung Trac was
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
Juliette Gréco didn’t get off to a promising start. She was born as a product of rape – a fact which her mother kept reminding
When the Catholic Church explained that AIDS was a punishment for being gay, and Church officials called AIDS patients perverts, one Catholic nurse from Illinois
She was widowed at the age of 27, as a mother to a 3-year-old daughter. Napoleon’s wars occupied the world, and importing goods from France