The story of Maria Montessori, the first woman to enter the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Italy in 1892. She was encouraged by her parents, supported mainly by her mother, Renilde, and poorly received by teachers and students. At the university she met Professor Giuseppe Montesano, who guided her towards psychiatry and her first works in a mental health hospital where there were many abandoned children. She confronts doctors, experts and scholars, renowned pedagogues, and her method is increasingly gaining ground and reaching other parts of Europe and America. This makes her recognized in Italy, although she never stops teaching children, renewing her methods and guiding teachers in new pedagogical and didactic paths.