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  • Writer's pictureTara Aldrich

March is International Women's History Month. Let's acknowledge the great women around the world.

“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human...One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

SHE IS a Children’s & Women’s Rights Activist and a voice for underprivileged females across the world. As the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she continues to fearlessly demand that young girls be provided with the best possible education.

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”

SHE IS a Burmese political leader, author, and activist. She strongly chose to remain under house arrest for over 15 years when she was forcibly demanded to leave her country and it’s people behind. She eventually went on to become the leader of the National League for Democracy and even won a Nobel Peace Prize for honoring her people so genuinely.

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

SHE IS an American Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist. By creating the Agricultural Workers Association, she worked hard to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers. She is a hero in the Latino community. In her brief career of being an Elementary School teacher, she witnessed a number of students who would attend class without decent clothing or enough food. This burdened her heart heavily but eventually allowed her to become a part of founding Stockton’s Community Services Organization. Together, they stood to spread awareness on voting rights, discrimination and police brutality against Mexican-Americans.

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

SHE IS a philanthropist, actress, and leader. She is an activist for Children’s Rights, as she proposed on creating a nationwide database of convicted child abusers in 1994 to spread awareness and bring an end to abuse. Winfrey founded Family for Better Lives foundation and has donated a plethora of money to various charities and programs in and outside of the country.

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

SHE IS an American anthropologist, author, and motivator. This Philadelphia-born scholar was famous for her work in science and her studies on the psychology and culture of the people of Oceania. Mead used her voice to speak out on issues concerning women’s rights, child rearing, racial relations and much more.

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

SHE IS a Womanist, writer and Civil Rights Activist. She is known as a warrior in the community, as she’s utilized her creative abilities to fight diligently against racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.

“I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”

SHE IS an American tennis player and motivator. This revolutionary athlete has become a symbol of strength, with her fierce attitude towards her sport and lifestyle. She is a role model to women everywhere, encouraging them to fight double standards and unapologetically accept greatness.

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
“Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.”

SHE IS an educator, women’s rights leader, and advisor. She aided in helping educate African-American student after the war and later became a co-founder of an organization that funds scholarships for black students. Working as an advisor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she became a great change maker in the world of education, especially serving African-American youth.

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”
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