Name: Gráinne Ní Mháille, AKA Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen of Ireland, Sea Queen of Connaght, Gráinne Mhaol
Why this woman rocks: She didn’t take shit from anyone. Not even the queen of England (Queen Elizabeth). Daughter of merchants, she became a pirate and led rebellions to keep her family and community safe from famine and cruel British rule.
Because of this woman we have respectable female pirates, a fighting Irish pride, parts of Ireland not under British crown rule, "A Most Notorious Woman" by Molly Lyons, Joyce’s "Finnegan’s Wake"