March 8 marks the celebration of International Women's Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women's rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today's world, and has to be remembered.
1. Irena Sendlerowa
She smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of The Warsaw Ghett
2. Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani Activist for Female Education who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban. She's the youngest ever Nobel Prize Laureate.
3. This Woman hitting a Neo-Nazi with her handbag in Vaxjo, Sweden.
4. Marie Curie
A Polish Scientist famous for her work on Radioactivity, She's also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win twice.
5. Nujood Ali
She was gien to an abusive husband at age 10. She divorced him and broke tribal tradition.
6. This 106-year-old woman who protected her home with a rifle in Armenia.
7. These women who were Firefighters at Pearl Harbor.
8. Margaret Heafield
She was a Director of Software Engineering for NASA's Apollo Space Program.
9. This Muslim Woman who covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbor with her veil.
10. Annie Lumpkins
She's a voting activist. This photo was take at The Little Rock City Jail, 1961.
11. One of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior of the upper Bushi (Samurai), class in Feudal Japan (Late 1800's)
12. Jane Goodall
Leading Primatologist and conservationalist
13. Maud Stevens Wagner
The First known female Tattoo Artist in the United States
14. Anne Frank
Jewish Diarist and Writer
15. Amelia Earhart
First female Aviator to fly solo across the atlantic ocean.
16. Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks
Civil rights activist
17. Valentina Tereshkova
She became the first woman in space aboard the Vostok 6
18. Mary Winsor
She's holding a Suffrage Prisoners banner in Washington D.C. (1917)
19. Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu
The first woman Engineer in the world.
20. Annette Kellerman
She promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit (1907). She was arrested for indecency.
These badass #ShadyWomen are one of the reasons why we're enjoying the freedom we have today. You're now free to express yourself whether it be in fashion, in your art or in your work.
Happy International Women's day, Gorgeous!