When Twitter user Nutella posted a tweet a month ago that read “Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift”, she probably didn’t expect her question to go viral.
During the following weeks, thousands replied to the invitation by listing a series of remarkable women from history. The ever-growing thread includes activists, scientists, queens, World War II fighters and artists.
The amount of contributions to the thread accidentally created an archive of inspiring stories that make for a compelling read.
Here are some highlights!
The mentions often spoke about women who had to stand up for themselves in a patriarchal society, lesser-known heroes who took part in the world’s biggest conflicts and writers who left their mark on the history of literature.
But many others also shared personal experiences involving bold wives, mothers, relatives, friends — and sometimes themselves:
It’s required reading for all the Persisters out there!