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Here’s to strong women
May we know them 
May we raise them 
May we be them

What does it mean to be a woman? Funny that you ask, being a woman has many definitions just like women carry and adapt to many hats. 

Women are strong, courageous, adventurous, intelligent, leaders, innovators, multitaskers, life bringers, and much more. There is no right or wrong definition of what it truly means to be a woman, the only thing that is for sure is that the definition should always remind you of something positive. 

We are in the 21st century and unfortunately, we are still fighting for equality, how absurd is that? 

HOWEVER, how powerful it’s to know that even with inequality women still give 110% at all times. There is no mediocrity, in fact, knowing that there is inequality makes women continue to work so hard to never fail and to prove to those who tell them they can’t that they can and they will.

March 8th is a date recognized worldwide, it’s known as international women’s day. 

Women have made history throughout the years, let’s use it today to remember some of the greatest moments in history. From education to voting rights, to business, and much more. Every single milestone and woman who were brave enough to go against those who told her she couldn’t is the reason women continue to fight and grow today.

Although this list is endless, let’s highlight some accomplishments from women.

  • Marie Curie – First woman to win a Nobel Prize
  • Mother Teresa – Named a saint 
  • Queen Elizabeth II – Has been in the throne for 66 years 
  • Oprah Winfrey – First African-American women to read the main news
  • Malala Yousafzai – The youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize 
  • Alice Paul – Proposed the Equal Rights Amendment 
  • Amelia Earhart – First woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane
  • Kathryn Bigelow – First women to win an Oscar
  • Wangari Muaathai – First women in East & Central Africa to earn a doctorate
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell – First woman to receive a medical degree from an American medical school
  • Nadia Murad – First to speak about human trafficking to United Nations Security Council 
  • Shirin Ebadi – First woman to become a judge in Iran

As I said, the list is endless, from the most known to the underdogs that have made an impact without an award. Women have never failed to stand for their rights and to leave a mark behind. 

Although March 8th may be the day to recognize women, let us not forget that everyday women make an impact in society. 

May we always be courageous enough to stand against our odds. 

Happy International women’s day

By: Isabela Rosa, March 2021

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