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Queen Elizabeth I

She wasn’t supposed to be queen, but after her brother, Edward, and half-sister, Mary, died, she took over and laid the foundation for what would become the British Empire.


She raised a rebellion against Rome. Her wrath burned London to the ground.

Milunka Savić

When her brother was called to mobilize for the First Balkan War, she went as well. She cut her hair, wore men’s clothes, and became a Serbian war heroine.

DC Fontana

She helped men go boldly where no man has gone before.

Recy Taylor

When she couldn’t get justice, she just wanted an apology. It took the State sixty-seven years to say they were wrong.

Nasrin Sotoudeh

She has fought most of her life for equal treatment of women in Iran. Even today, as she remains behind bars for fighting for justice, she is thinking of others and continues to stand for what she believes is right, despite the enormous toll it has taken on her life.

Silent Sentinels and the Night of Terror

When schools teach about women’s suffrage and the struggle to allow women the right to vote in America, we get the neat package. We hear tales of letter-writing campaigns, of activists walking in the streets holding signs, and of women giving rousing speeches. We are told President Woodrow Wilson supported them, which he eventually did. We learn that some were arrested. What we never hear is the story of how they were treated.

The suffragists who were beaten and tortured during the “Night of Terror” is rarely told.

Buffalo Calf Road Woman

The Battle of the Rosebud is also known as the Battle Where the Girl Saved Her Brother because of her bravery. She also knocked Custer off his horse at the Battle of the Greasy Grass. She fought for her people her entire life.

Dorothea Dix

As a young girl, I used to ride my bicycle down the road with her name on it. It was the main road around the Middletown Psychiatric Center where my mother worked and was named after the woman who spent her life working to make the lives of people with mental health issues and prisoners better.

Countess Markievicz

From her earliest days, Countess Markievicz learned to help others. She took these lessons into later life, which eventually led to a sentence of death for her part in the 1916 Easter Uprising.

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