Joan of Arc perhaps or Boedica. Woman warrior is one of the potent symbols of womanhood. I never cease to be stirred by their courage, even when I do not know of their deeds in this man's world of wars.
“you have never been far from my heart. It is I who have been far. If you will take me back Know that I am yours.” — Alice Walker, from Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990; “My Heart Has Reopened To You”