HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
(Yet another reason March is the best month of them all.) (The other reason being my birthday.)
To celebrate this wonderful day I’ve decided to share with you some of the kick-ass women that have helped shape my life in huge ways.
Malala Yousafzai and her inspiring strength and passion for what she believes in. She encourages me to stand up for what’s right and to keep fueling my desire for learning.
Simone de Beauvoir, a philosopher and feminist who really made me think, who stretched my mind in ways I did not think it could be stretched.
Kimberle Crenshaw for introducing me to intersectionality, which is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT aspect of feminism as a whole.
Sylvia Plath, who taught me that it’s okay to feel and that my feelings are valid. The Bell Jar opened my mind to thoughts and situations that are very rarely discussed, let alone written about.
My professors that I’ve had during my time here at UWS. Each one of them inspire me to become a better person and challenge me in the classroom and therefore out in the “real world” as well. Because of them, I look forward to going to class because I know I’ll leave as an even better version of myself.
My mom because she’s one heck of a mom and role-model.
And of course, all my amazing, intelligent, ambitious, and kind friends without whom I would certainly not be the person I am today.
So thank you to all the women I’ve mentioned, and of course those whom I have not. I am so proud to be a woman among all these beautiful souls.