These Women Were Deemed Unusual In Their Societies — Now They're Deemed Bad-Ass, Brave Women

This animation is basically four minutes of inspiration for all women and girls to jump on a horse and ride around the world. But for real, just listen to the fascinating stories of these three Victorian women — Marianne North, Mary Kingsley and Alexandra David-Néel — who defied what society expected of them by fearlessly exploring countries. The bit about one of them tickling a hippopotamus with her umbrella so it would leave the side of her canoe is just amazing.