Women are more than mothers, sisters, and daughters. They’re butt-kicking, history-changing, challenge-accepting dynamos that have made the world a better place for all of us to live–but you already knew that, right? If you needed a reminder of just how amazing women are and have been throughout our history, take a look at the pictures below. If you just want to bask in all of the feminine glory, that’s okay too.
1. Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her.