History is full of incredible women. Women who raise the world every day with their heartbeats, their accomplishments, their struggle to make the world a better place for everyone. So, if we look back in time, we will find hundreds of stories about women who have managed to change the world, fighting so that we can all have the same rights, the same dreams. On the occasion of the 8th of March, Women’s Day, I wanted to go on a short trip to find out some of their stories. Discover them with me!
Women who changed the world
Anthropologists. Dancers. Astronauts. Scientists. Doctors. Researchers. Designers. Artists. Actresses. Writers… The list of professions held by so many incredible women is endless and they all have one thing in common: their dreams. Women who changed the world with their deeds, doing things that were unthinkable at that time and leading the way for girls and women of today.
These women lived in times when being a woman determined the position, the profession that you could dedicate yourself to (or not), where the social constraints did not let a woman be a doctor, writer or scientist. In spite of having existed, many of them were, to a great extent, unknown. Some were silenced, their work was ignored.
Indeed there are many women who have helped change the world, but today I want to provide you with a brief overview of some of their stories, because thanks to them we are free to be who we want to be.
Women who have made a mark and changed history
When it comes to women who have made a mark on history, we can’t forget to mention the writer Jane Austen. Although writing wasn’t “a job for women”, and her work was published with her name posthumously (they were signed “by a lady”), she used her talent to portray and criticize the customs of her time, when women couldn’t even choose who they wanted to marry. Let alone be writers! Thanks to her perseverance and her talent, Austen managed to engrave her name in history as a star of literature.
Another very important woman in history is undoubtedly, Coco Chanel. Not only did she set up a fashion company that continues to be one of the best in the world today, her way of understanding clothing was completely revolutionary: she freed women from having to wear uncomfortable and over-elaborate suits, by creating a new concept of comfortable and elegant clothing that not only made women look beautiful, but also made them be (and feel) free.
And if we delve deeper into the world of the sciences, Marie Curie is well worth a mention too. She was the first woman to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, for having made tremendous contributions to the world of science. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and she became a role model for many other women.
If you had to write a list of activists, the women who fought for women’s rights, it would be endless. Many women are still fighting for equality and the recognition of women’s rights today. Women who got women the right to vote, who made it possible for girls to go to school, who devoted their lives to looking after the most deprived and underprivileged. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Rosa Parks or Malala Yousafzai are some examples of these incredible lives of women who have fought to get the rights that many of us would consider to be basic.
We all have some of these brilliant women as our role models, women who have helped to make the world a more accessible, equal and fair place with their achievements. Who is your female role model? Whose story has become a good example of betterment and struggle for you?
For the right to be a girl, the charity key ring that we should all have
I have spoken to you about Anekke Dreams on other occasions, my charity key ring, and the project that you can find out about by clicking here. The profits made from this key ring go to the “The Right to Be a Girl” project, organized by the NGO Save the Children.
Many women have fought to make the world a better place and we can do our bit as well, so that all girls have the right to live and enjoy their childhood, which is what you will be supporting when you buy this key ring. For only 7.90€ you can get yours, buy it from the online store by clicking here!
I would like to end by wishing you a happy Women’s Day, today and every other day of the year. Because don’t forget, the world moves with your heartbeat. Have a lovely day everyone!