A Tribute to Powerful Women


A Tribute To Powerful Women

A time of rejoicing for women and to celebrate one’s femininity and being in the spirits of the time is now. I have dug up some of the most famous and inspirational women of the ages that I can think of.

March is the official month designated for Women’s History Month. Originally established in the U.S. in 1911, International Women’s Day falls on the day of March 8th and usually celebrated not just throughout the week but the entire month. This is a time of marches for women and a time to think about the women who came before you. There are many notable women to date that have paved the way for young and old women alike to be as free as they are today and to have the ability to speak clearly and proudly for what they believe in.

Rosa Parks, an African American woman and colorful to say the least living in Montgomery, Alabama. Sassy as a whip and a strong woman above all. Rosa changed the game of racial segregation in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on the bus where racial background was an issue when it came to separating African American people and Caucasian people.  This initially sparked the Civil Rights Movement originally beginning in the 1960s, winning equal rights for all people of color.

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist born July 6th, 1907. This creative and beautiful woman challenged the views of personal identity, post-colonialism, gender identities and norms and class as well as racial background. Living in the height of surrealistic artwork and as well as Modern Art and Social Realism, Frida was a “strange” woman to the eyes of many. She began her artistic visions after a near-fatal bus accident when the bus crashed into a street trolley car on September 17th, 1925. Frida never hesitated from making a statement in her artwork. In a painting titled, “Moses,” She paints a story centered around the sun, stating it is the center of all religions. The painting features images of a child under the sun surrounded by people of power and influence living in the world at her present day and under the child are huddled masses and influences of the book, “Moses and Monotheism.”

Emmeline Pankhurst, a social reformer living in 1903, founded the Women’s Social and Political Union to campaign for women’s voting in the parliamentarian house in Edwardian Britain. She was a very influential and charismatic leader and an even more powerful speaker. She endured 13 different imprisonments because of the uproars she would cause and the amount of attention she could grab from an audience and how much she could persuade her band of followers and believers to rage against the male patriarchy.

Margaret Thatcher, A British woman living in old world Britain, became the first Female Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1979 when she was 54 years old. She was a standing figure of power for many women during the time when women were finally beginning to be recognized as the powerful beings they are.

And who can forget about Princess Diana of Wales? Becoming the first wife of the heir to the British Throne in 1981, Princess Diana was far more popular than her dazzling royal husband for her beauty and elegance. The Princess was greatly praised for her charitous working with sick children movements, the banning of landmines, as well as raising high awareness for those afflicted by cancer, HIV/AIDS, and people with mental illnesses. Being a star of her time and day and age, she was a true beacon of hope and light for the women living and breathing during these troubling times when the reflection of the crown fell on men solely.

These are just a few of the hundreds of many powerful women that can be seen in history books, on news stories and even having their individual books of their own as well as books written about them. Women are truly a force to be reckoned with and are truly capable of so many things.