International Women's Day: the Legends and Leaders to Know

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, NBC Asian America is taking a look back at a few of the inspirational Asian American and Pacific Islander women we have been honored to feature. From social activist legends to legislating trailblazers, in real life and in comic/character form, here are some of the formidable women you should know.

Grace Lee Boggs is seen during an interview for her PBS documentary, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs."
Friends of Grace Lee Boggs -- seen here in an interview for her PBS documentary, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" -- are seeking help from her community and supporters across the country to alleviate her mounting healthcare bills.Quyen Tran / PBS/"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"
Image: Judy Chu, Al Green,  Jan Schakowsky, Juan Vargas, Jared Polis, David Cicilline, Luis Gutierrez
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive actions to spare millions from immediate deportation.J. Scott Applewhite / AP
Marvel's new comic book, "Silk," tells the story of Cindy Moon and her crime-fighting alter ego.
Marvel's new comic book, "Silk," tells the story of Cindy Moon and her crime-fighting alter ego.Courtesy Marvel
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