Ching Shih maneuvered her way into her husband’s position of power, eventually becoming one of the most feared pirates on the China Sea.
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Katherine Johnson’s mathematical genius helped her defy racial and gender barriers and NASA.
After overcoming her anxiety, Jerilyn Ross started the Anxiety and Depression Association of America—and helped millions.
As one of the first investigative journalists, Nellie Bly exposed deplorable practices in women’s mental health treatment.
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” goes Ella’s Song, written to honor civil and human rights activist Ella Baker. Baker had a particular vision for the movement’s growth.
A floppy hat and housedress became tools for subversion in the hands of comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Born in the late 1800s, Mabley gained national fame by adopting a persona as a bawdy, mischievous grandmother.