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With the 2018 International Women’s Day coming up on Thursday the 8th of March, Homebodii has put together a list of seven of the most inspiring women in history. These women revolutionised our society and encouraged the next generation of women to be unique, speak up and achieve their dreams.
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“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”
Michelle Obama uses her platform to campaign for young women receiving quality education, with her initiatives aiming to help young women worldwide attend school and gain learning opportunities.
Education is power, right? Michelle Obama's efforts have inspired us to support the next generation and have given young women a chance to learn, be exceptional, inspired and determined to succeed.
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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel remains an inspiring icon in the fashion industry, as she designed clothes that challenged gender stereotypes and encouraged women to feel free in her clothing. Today, women look fierce and fashionable in tailored trousers, suits and flat shoes.
Coco Chanel encouraged women to step out of the box with their fashion and gave women a chance to be stylish yet liberated.
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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie is on our list of seven inspiring women as she was a leading female figure in science. Despite being criticised for her interest in the scientific field, her research on radioactivity contributed to the development of X-rays.
Her success shows that any woman shouldn’t be afraid to pursue their interests, despite others trying to convince them otherwise. You never know, your interests could change the world someday.
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"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.”
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, champions the movement for young women receiving quality education. Malala's passionate advocacy has grown into an international movement for supporting women's equal right to education.
Malala is a voice for women around the world and her bravery has encouraged others to speak up and speak out!
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“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.”
Rosa Parks' rejection of racial segregation led to her becoming a pioneer of the American civil rights movement.
Her courage and strength resonates in the modern day, with women now being fearless in speaking up and fighting for what they believe in.
“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
A pioneer in the aviation field, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, set numerous records in aviation and created an organisation that encouraged women to pursue a career as a pilot.
Like Marie Curie, Amelia encouraged women to be unique, challenge themselves and fly high!
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“We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become lawmakers.”
Co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Emmeline Pankhurst persistently fought for women’s right to vote. A leader in the suffrage movement, Emmeline began the conversation for women’s political rights and contributed to women around the world having the right to vote in the modern day.
Emmeline gave us a voice and showed us that with determination and a strong passion for change, change can actually happen.
Getting your girl squad together and celebrating International Women’s Day this year? Head over to their website for more information: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
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Have we missed anyone? Let us know in the comments about a woman who inspires you!