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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.

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

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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