Amelia Earhart is a common house hold name. she was not only but the first person to attempt to fly around the world. Air crafts were still relatively new and it was a dangerous mission. However Amelia had a passion and a dream, but most importantly she had a mission. Amelia, became the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. Amelia was also not just a pilot, she was an author and a pioneer. Ultimately Amelia did not complete her journey and it is unaware where her plane crashed, but where ever she was she died feeling truly alive.
Florence was a women born in 1820 who from a young age was dedicated to helping people. At a young age she received an education from her father which was uncommon for women at the time. She deiced she wanted to become a nurse, this at the time was considered unattractive as well as disrespectful. With Nursing being viewed so poorly Florence's parents greatly disapproved of this idea however Florence disobeyed and did it anyway. She was asked to marry several times but refused for fear that interfere with her true calling of helping others. Years later the Crimea war broke out and due to the lack of nursing many soldiers were dying unnecessarily. Florence, being appalled by this organized a group of women and trained them in nursing, she then flew to the site of the war and she and her team helped heal hundreds of soldiers. Today Florence Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing, all because she did not listen to the people standing in the way of her dream, and it truly paid off.
Margret fuller was a women living in the time women were fighting for suffrage, otherwise known as the right for women to vote. She was a women's rights activist and writer. Susan B. Anthony described her saying “She possessed more influence on the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time.” Fuller created a women's group to discuss the roles of women in society after World War II. In 1845 she published a book entitled ‘Women in the Nineteenth Century‘ which examined the role women of her time currently had in society as well as what there roles, could and should be. She is an international inspiration and goes down in history as a women who not only used her actions but her words to change the world.
Serena Williams is a American tennis player. She was ranked number 1 in the entire world for her playing. She has won the most single titles ever and has set several records for her amazing gift. She has played the Olympics several times and with much success and in our most recent Olympic games of 2018 she took home 0 bronze and 0 silver, instead she brought 4 gold medals. The offical Olympic website has called her "The Golden Girl of Tennis" and said "With four Olympic gold medals to her name, not to mention a record 22 singles and 14 doubles titles in Grand Slam events, Serena Williams can justifiably lay claim to being the greatest women’s tennis player of all time. Born in 1981 in Compton, Los Angeles, and one of five sisters, Serena was coached from a very early age by her father Richard, who was determined to take both her and elder sibling Venus to the top. Having first played in competitions from the age of five, the two sisters developed their prodigious games in the years that followed and turned professional in 1995, the start of their inexorable climb to the pinnacle of the women’s game." Serena had a dream and went for it, and you can too.
Rosie the riveter, despite contrary belief was not a real person, however this does not make her any less inspiring or less of a figure to be recognized. Rosie was a symbol during the time of World War ll, all the men had been set away to fight leaving the woman alone to make the war uniforms, to get jobs, to provide for their families, which was something that had never been done before. Rosie was a symbol to all women everywhere that they could do it, they could run the country without the men, and this speaks volumes. Rosie is still a famous figure today and she will most likely continue to be an inspiration for years to come, this is something that makes Rosie special, she is timeless and will continue to be inspiring for the lives of women everywhere.
Sophie Scholl was a 21 year old girl who lead a student resistance against Adolf Hitler in the 1940s she was ultimately discovered and executed in 1943, she however did not die without a fight, her last words being "how can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give themselves up individually to a righteous cause? such a fine and sunny day and i have to go, but what does my death matter if through us thousands of people are awakened and steered into action?"
Irena was a woman who lived in the time of World War II, she was thought to be a plumber however she had ulterior motives. Irena smuggled Jewish infants and children out of concentration camps, she would go in to "fix a plumbing situation" however she would then take infants and place them in her tool box in order to help them escape unseen, she would do the same to larger children with burlap sacks. she spent weeks training a dog to bark when ever it saw Nazi's so they would be afraid and leave her alone so that they could not see what she was really doing, the barking also covered the noises made by the infants and children. Doing this she alone saved the lives of about 2500 kids and infants. On what turned out to be her very last mission she was caught by 2 Nazi soldiers, they broke both her legs and beat her severally, she ultimately survived the attack and got away. She had kept a detailed record of all the kids she had smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar that she had buried in her backyard behind a tree. She used these records after the war to attempt to reunite the kids with their families if they survived, the ones that dint were placed in foster homes or adopted by families that would love them. In 2007 Irena was up for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won for a slide show on global warming. Now Irena has been forgotten by the world, i bet before you read this, you had never even heard her name. Thank you to Irena and everyone out there with her life changing spirit.
Rosa parks was an INCREDIBLE woman. During the time of extreme racism and segregation African-Americans were not allowed to sit in the front seats when they rode the bus, only in the back. Rosa Parks found this to be horrible and cruel much like many other people, and so like others she decided to protest. Rosa may have shared the same opinion as many other people however it was her speaking her own voice that changed history. Rosa sat in the front of the bus, when asked to leave she denied saying that she would stay in her seat because if she was a white woman then they would not make her move, and she was no different from anyone else. Rosa Parks proved us 2 that day, the first being that you should always fight for what you believe in, and the second is that hundreds of people may be trying to create change but nobody will do it in the same way, and YOUR way can change history.