Dating back to the start of the 18th century, details of Anne Bonny’s life are hard to verify. She was the daughter of a lawyer and a servant who eloped to North America. After an unsuccessful marriage, Bonny became the mistress (later wife) of Captain Rackham, a pirate, and subsequently became a pirate herself, working with Rackham and fellow pirate Mary Read.
Interesting to choose Anne Bonny for today's birthday. I'm trying, as far as possible to choose positive role models but you really can't beat "Pirate" as a non-traditional occupation! Happy International Women's Day everyone.