Mary Fields was born a slave, but after the Emancipation Proclamation freed her, she took a job at a nunnery doing hard labor.  Standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, she was as strong as a man.  She soon became the foreman, but one of the men took issue with taking orders from a black woman.  He attacked her, and she shot him in self defense. When the bishop heard about the gunfight, she was fired.
 At the age of 60, she applied for a job as a postal worker.  She was the fastest applicant at hitching up her horses, and she got the job.  She carried mail from Cascade, Montana to the surrounding families, fighting off wolves and thieves for almost 10 years.  She delivered the mail with such regularity and reliability that she earned the nickname “Stagecoach Mary.”  However, after 10 years she decided to settle down.  The nuns helped her open a laundry business in Cascade.  
Mary didn’t do much settling though.  Once, when a man didn’t pay his bill, she punched him so hard she knocked out a tooth-at the age of 72.  She said the satisfaction she received from this was worth more than the bill, so his debt was settled.  
Mary lived in a time when the only women allowed in saloons were prostitutes.  To circumvent this, she gained special permission from the Mayor of Cascade to enter and drink in the saloon.  She could often be found there, drinking whisky and smoking cigars.  She completely busted through all gender and racial stereotypes, and she lived a very free life. This woman was a total badass.

Mary Fields was born a slave, but after the Emancipation Proclamation freed her, she took a job at a nunnery doing hard labor.  Standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, she was as strong as a man.  She soon became the foreman, but one of the men took issue with taking orders from a black woman.  He attacked her, and she shot him in self defense. When the bishop heard about the gunfight, she was fired.

 At the age of 60, she applied for a job as a postal worker.  She was the fastest applicant at hitching up her horses, and she got the job.  She carried mail from Cascade, Montana to the surrounding families, fighting off wolves and thieves for almost 10 years.  She delivered the mail with such regularity and reliability that she earned the nickname “Stagecoach Mary.”  However, after 10 years she decided to settle down.  The nuns helped her open a laundry business in Cascade.  

Mary didn’t do much settling though.  Once, when a man didn’t pay his bill, she punched him so hard she knocked out a tooth-at the age of 72.  She said the satisfaction she received from this was worth more than the bill, so his debt was settled.  

Mary lived in a time when the only women allowed in saloons were prostitutes.  To circumvent this, she gained special permission from the Mayor of Cascade to enter and drink in the saloon.  She could often be found there, drinking whisky and smoking cigars.  She completely busted through all gender and racial stereotypes, and she lived a very free life. This woman was a total badass.

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This lady is Julie D’Aubigny.  Born in 1670 to the Grand Sire of France, she was taught to duel, gamble, drink, ride horses, and fist fight. 
She moved to Marseille and gave sword exhibitions.  She would challenge anyone in the crowd to a duel, and if someone accepted, she would sing a humiliating song about them before soundly defeating them.  When someone accused her of being a crossdressing man, she ripped off her shirt and told them to judge for themselves.
While she was giving these exhibitions, someone from the Paris Opera heard her singing and asked her to join.  Within months, she became the lead actress.
Did I mention this chick was bisexual?  Because she was.  She was in a secret relationship with a young lady.  When this young lady’s parents found out, they sent her to a convent.  D’Aubigny took the Holy Orders, followed the young lady, kidnapped her, and set the convent on fire to cover their escape.  
At one point, she was in a duel with three men, and wounded one of them badly.  She went to his room to check on him, and they became lovers.
She went to a Royal Ball dressed as a man and danced with all the ladies.  She ended up kissing one of them, and some of the men told her to act like a lady. She challenged them to a duel, defeated them all, and went back to the party. She embodies the word badass.

This lady is Julie D’Aubigny.  Born in 1670 to the Grand Sire of France, she was taught to duel, gamble, drink, ride horses, and fist fight. 

She moved to Marseille and gave sword exhibitions.  She would challenge anyone in the crowd to a duel, and if someone accepted, she would sing a humiliating song about them before soundly defeating them.  When someone accused her of being a crossdressing man, she ripped off her shirt and told them to judge for themselves.

While she was giving these exhibitions, someone from the Paris Opera heard her singing and asked her to join.  Within months, she became the lead actress.

Did I mention this chick was bisexual?  Because she was.  She was in a secret relationship with a young lady.  When this young lady’s parents found out, they sent her to a convent.  D’Aubigny took the Holy Orders, followed the young lady, kidnapped her, and set the convent on fire to cover their escape.  

At one point, she was in a duel with three men, and wounded one of them badly.  She went to his room to check on him, and they became lovers.

She went to a Royal Ball dressed as a man and danced with all the ladies.  She ended up kissing one of them, and some of the men told her to act like a lady. She challenged them to a duel, defeated them all, and went back to the party. She embodies the word badass.

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I’m hopefully back for good now, my life kind of upended and it took a while to get everything sorted out.  I apologize for my long hiatus and would like to say hello to my new followers!  I’m always accepting submissions :D

This gentleman right here is Cliff Young.  He was a 61 year old toothless potato farmer from Victoria, Australia when he entered an Ultramarathon.  An Ultramarathon is like a regular marathon, but instead of being 26 miles long, it is 566 miles long.  Mr. Young managed to run this distance in 5 days, 15 hours, and 4 minutes.  He accomplished this by running without stopping.  He ran for almost 6 days straight-no sleeping, no eating.  He broke the all time record by 2 days.  Badass.

This gentleman right here is Cliff Young.  He was a 61 year old toothless potato farmer from Victoria, Australia when he entered an Ultramarathon.  An Ultramarathon is like a regular marathon, but instead of being 26 miles long, it is 566 miles long.  Mr. Young managed to run this distance in 5 days, 15 hours, and 4 minutes.  He accomplished this by running without stopping.  He ran for almost 6 days straight-no sleeping, no eating.  He broke the all time record by 2 days.  Badass.

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This lady’s name is Hannah Snell.  She was born in 1723 in Worchester.  She disguised herself as a man named James Gray and joined the Marines.  She was shot 12 times in one battle, 5 in one leg, 6 in the other, and once in the groin.  Knowing the doctors would find out she was a woman, she dug out the bullet from her groin and dressed the wound herself.  She was noted for her bravery in battle, and even after revealing she was a woman she was granted a lifetime pension.  This lady is a total badass.

This lady’s name is Hannah Snell.  She was born in 1723 in Worchester.  She disguised herself as a man named James Gray and joined the Marines.  She was shot 12 times in one battle, 5 in one leg, 6 in the other, and once in the groin.  Knowing the doctors would find out she was a woman, she dug out the bullet from her groin and dressed the wound herself.  She was noted for her bravery in battle, and even after revealing she was a woman she was granted a lifetime pension.  This lady is a total badass.

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I will be updating soon!

I recently got a new job, and adjusting to the hours has been a little difficult.  I will be posting more when I get settled though, promise.

This is an artist’s depiction of Galvarino.  He was a Mapuche warrior in 1557 who was captured by the Spanish.  He had both of his hands chopped off and then he was sent back to his people as a warning.  Instead, he raises an army, ties swords to the ends of his arms, and proceeds to lead his warriors into battle.  Badass.

This is an artist’s depiction of Galvarino.  He was a Mapuche warrior in 1557 who was captured by the Spanish.  He had both of his hands chopped off and then he was sent back to his people as a warning.  Instead, he raises an army, ties swords to the ends of his arms, and proceeds to lead his warriors into battle.  Badass.

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This is Michelle Rodriguez as Luz in Machete.  This chick founds the Network to help her people get into the US, keeps it secret from the Immigration officer that hounds her, survives being shot in the eye, and comes back well armed to help save the day.  Badass.

This is Michelle Rodriguez as Luz in Machete.  This chick founds the Network to help her people get into the US, keeps it secret from the Immigration officer that hounds her, survives being shot in the eye, and comes back well armed to help save the day.  Badass.

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This lady right here is Princess Pingyang.  She raised and led an army of 70,000 rebels and helped her father take over Ancient China.  Badass.

This lady right here is Princess Pingyang.  She raised and led an army of 70,000 rebels and helped her father take over Ancient China.  Badass.

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Rani Lakshmi Bi was an Indian princess who lead her people in a revolt against the British.  She rode into battle with her son on her back, holding the reins in her teeth.  Badass.

Rani Lakshmi Bi was an Indian princess who lead her people in a revolt against the British.  She rode into battle with her son on her back, holding the reins in her teeth.  Badass.

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