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18 year old French Résistance fighter, Simone Segouin, during the liberation of Paris. [19 August 1944]

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

“I had to work like a coal miner in his pit, quarrying all my English sentences out of a dark night.” —Joseph Conrad

Tolstoy and his wife Sophia Tolstaya - September 23, 1910

Elin Wägner standing next to 351,454 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914

Lydia Litvyak was a Soviet fighter pilot in during WWII, and is one of the world’s two female fighter jet aces. She went down in combat in 1943 at the age of 21