The story of Miriam
Miriam was the older sister of Moses and Aaron. She looked after baby Moses, who was hidden in his bulrush basket on the borders of the Nile. And she came up with the plan to employ their mother as a wetnurse when Pharaoh's daughter adopted the baby.
Miriam led the women during the Exodus, encouraging them with her songs. She was always accompanied by her own magic well, that quenched the thirsty and healed the sick Over time, the social climate became more and more male orientated, and in the end, Miriam, whose name means "Bitter Sea", rebelled. She wondered aloud why the Lord spoke directly to Moses but never to her. Instead of a decent answer, she got leprosy. She was sent out of the camp. After a week she was cured and was allowed to return.
But she never spoke again and died in Kadesh Barnea, before the promised land was reached.