Happy Sunday! With just 11 days left until my birthday and it being women’s history month here are a few of my favorite female inspirations.
Most known for being pioneer in the civil rights movement: I admire Rosa greatly for her willingness to stand up for what she believed in and what was right. Rosa was one of the first female figures I ever learned about in school and continues to serve as an inspiration not only to me, but people everywhere striving to fight for what is right.
Although not as popular or as familiarized a figure as Rosa Parks, Angela too was a pioneer. She was a part of the black panther party, a political organization which rallied to bring awareness to and stop the ongoing wave of police brutality and unite blacks and spread knowledge amongst the community about race in America. She not only fought for the equality of women but for the equality of black men and women. Her commitment to social change and helping others is greatly valued and respected.
Michelle served as the first lady to 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. A Princeton and Harvard graduate, Michelle went on to become a lawyer. She became first lady in 2008 where she became popular for being the first African American first lady and serving as a role model to women and young women across the nation. I admire her poise, wisdom, and strength to stand along side of the leader of the free world and be a working mother.
Ellen is a comedian and most notably a television host of her own show Ellen. She rose to fame for her comedy and coming out as a lesbian. She has since went on to serve as a LGBT activist and maintain notoriety for her positive spirit. Ellen is a woman many aspire to be. Fearless, positive, funny, and charasmatic, she has a gift of making people fall in love with her. I admire her love of people, and willingness to help anyone in any way she can. She is a woman of great heart, and envokes the humanitarian in us all.
Yes, we all know Beyonce for her music and entertainment. She is an inspiration to me because of her confidence, work ethic, and passion for her art. Although she has been in the music industry for 21 years, she has managed to work hard, showing women that hard work will never go out of style so long as you are willing to work for what you want. She is also a mother of 3, vegan, and humanitarian, proving that even as a superstar, you can still live a normal life.
Serena is an African American woman’s tennis player. She rose to fame in the early 2000’s and has become the most dominant and recognizable tennis figures to date. She has won multiple grand slams and has the most grand slam titles among females in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. I admire her for her persistence and dedication to the sport, embracing her body type and making it known that strong is sexy. She has paved the way for new tennis players like Sloane Stevens and Naomi Osaka, who are black tennis players making their mark in the sport. In 2017, Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl and is returning to the sport of tennis this year. Her legacy is remarkable and she reminds us everyday that when you do what you love, make sure you do it with passion.