“A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”, these were the well said words of former US first lady and leading feminist Eleanor Roosevelt.
How many women do our lives comprise of, how many have we thanked.
The daughters, the mothers, the sisters, the fribblings – friends like siblings, the wives, the aunts, the nieces, the grand-some things, the young uns, the teens. The women in our lives. Who love, lose, cry. Laugh, heal, thrive. Nurture. Create. Have we thanked them enough for the great changes they’ve made?
History is evident of the fact that its golden pages wouldn’t be as revolutionary as they are without the women that existed, that strived and persisted on for a change, for a difference. A glimpse into these chapters remind us that we have stood up and against barbarian acts, we have invented and discovered the unknown, we have written the unforgettable, we have chased the most feared, we have done the unbelievable, WE have made a change.
The women who have been leaders of this race of change are boundlessly many, the writers, the scientists, the politicians, the mutineers but today we shall borrow the time to recount the glories and honor a few outstanding ones out of them.
Everyday millions of people ride the buses of America; some prefer to sit in the front rows while others at the back. In the 1950s, Rosa Parks rode a bus to work five days a week. Even though black people had supposedly been equal citizens for almost a hundred years, the law did not allow her to choose her seat. Rosa Parks known as the “mother of the civil rights movement” put the wheels of change in motion by refusing to give up her seat for a white man. That is what ignited the eternal spark of anti racism.
Marie Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories. Her first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her