Today is International Women’s Day! Here are few of our own amazing women who’ve have graced the world with their talents and have inspired so many.
1. Gabby Douglas
Gymnast Gabby Douglas has inspired many with her beautiful and poised floor routines. She inspired many at the Olympics with her talent.
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2. Misty Copeland
Ballerina Misty Copeland fought against the odds that said she couldn’t be a ballerina only to become the principal dancer at her company. She inspires both little girls and women to fight for what you want no matter what people say.
3. Sojourner Truth
This famous African-American abolitionist is known for her work fighting for Black people and women’s rights in the 1800’s. She’s also famous for her speech, “Ain’t I A Women?”
4. Michelle Obama
Besides loving her for Michelle Obama for being Michelle Obama, her intelligence, poise and love for people has helped bring the country through hard times and has inspired millions of young girls to strive for greatness. (AP)
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5. Rosa Parks
American Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks is famous for her refusal to get up from her seat when a white man insisted. Her act sparked the revolution of the Civil Rights Movement and paved the way to equality.
6. Billie Holiday
Singer Billie Holiday also known as the “The Lady Of Blues” filled the music world with her beautifully expressive jazz music. Her music and voice helped defined the era of jazz.
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7. Wangari Maathai
This pro-democracy and environmentalist from Kenya paved the way for women’s rights in her country.
8. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey started a revolution using her style through “The Oprah Winfrey” show that became and empire powering her network OWN and becoming one of the richest people alive.
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9. Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou was revered for her way with words in her poetry and her love for life.
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10. Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston is famous for her powerful literature that helped build the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s. She wrote short stories and essays about African-American folklore. Her most famous work is the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”