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Astronaut Jessica Meir and the bitter sweet choices of life

Would you strap yourself onto a 200 ton rocket and 3 million liter of fuel? Voluntarily that is. The thought alone would probably scare the shits out of most people. Jessica Meier on the other hand can’t wait for her name to show up on the list. Soon she will be on her way to the International Space Station. 

Good girls go to heaven, bad-ass women go everywhere

Women have been travelling and exploring the world alone for generations. Alexandra David-Néel walked into Tibet in 1924 disguised as a man. Freya Stark trekked into Iran in the 1930s and in 1963 Dervla Murphy rode her bike from Ireland to India. Brave women can be found everywhere in history.

Like Leyla Giray Alyanak, who has been traveling solo for the last 50 years and visited more than 80 countries. She has been lost in the amazon jungle; was shot at in Beirut and found herself stranded in a minefield in Mozambique.