MORE BRAVE LADIES REAL AND FICTIONAL
Added on: 4th Feb 2015
JOAN OF ARC
As an adolescent peasant girl in fifteenth century France,
Joan of Arc was the ultimate underdog. But even in the face
of adversity, her determination and audacity helped her
lead her army to victory during the Battle of Orleans.
When her friend was abducted by a mysterious organization,
Lyra Belacqua set out to help find him and other missing
children even though she risked being captured herself.
She disguised herself as a man so she could get down to
business and defeat the Huns. In doing so, she saved
China at a time when women were greatly underestimated.
YEVDOKIYA NIKOLAYEVNA ZAVALIY
When this 17-year-old WWII nurse was mistaken for a man
on the field, she didn’t protest. Instead, she fought in
several battles and was appointed as the leader of a
reconnaissance squad. Even after being wounded four times
and her gender was discovered, her platoon continued to fight.
She received more than 40 medals of Honour for her
act of valour.
As the spunky heroine of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women,
Jo had the courage to defy social conventions of her day,
not care about others’ assessments of her, and still manage
to be a lady.
This heroic abolitionist escaped from slavery herself at the
age of 29 and helped others obtain their freedom by leading
13 Underground Railroad missions. She was later employed by
the Union Army, becoming the first woman to lead an armed
expedition in the war and liberating more than 700 slaves
in South Carolina.
Would you be brave enough to take on a hammer-throwing
Olympian? Roald Dahl’s clever protagonist found justice for
Miss Honey and saved everyone at Crunchem Hall Elementary
from the Chokey by outsmarting the evil Ms. Trunchbull.
This faithful little heroine saved all of Narnia and earned
herself the title of Queen Lucy the Valiant by fighting for
what she believed in and convincing her older siblings to
fight for the cause too.