5 Great Women Who Blessed Us With Empowering Stories
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019
5 Great Women Who Blessed Us With Empowering Stories
Women all around the world have contributed to humankind throughout many years in different ways. Nothing could stop women even when they were considered weak and powerless. Their remarkable contributions even under those bad circumstances are so impressive and inspiring for everyone that we can only be proud. Behind every contribution and impact, there an empowering story of a powerful woman.
Most of the women who have managed to make a significant impact had to face many obstacles, but they were all brave enough to cope with them. They fought against gender stereotypes, discrimination, inequality of rights, anyone saying ‘Women are not capable.’ and many more. We hope to inspire every woman around the world on this special day, International Women’s Day. As a woman, you are strong, smart and brave enough to overcome any obstacle you face and change the world. Find out these 5 extraordinary women who blessed and gifted us with their incredible stories of courage, empowerment, and inspiration.
1) J.K. Rowling
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”
She is one of the most successful female writers in the world. She encourages and helps every woman speak up their truths and follow their dreams. She never had an easy and peaceful life. She went through many struggles like bankruptcy, the divorce of her parents or with her husband, poverty and many more.
She didn't even have a computer while writing Harry Potter, so she wrote the book by hand. Fun fact, Harry Potter was rejected by so many publishers at that time, but a small company agreed to publish it because the child of the boss loved the book. After all these bad things and despair, she got very successful and inspired a lot of people around the world including adults.
Her belief and determination make us feel empowered and thankful forever. In this short video, she gives an inspiring speech on the benefits of epic fails.
2) Oprah Winfrey
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”
We all know Oprah by her huge influence on people’s lives. She wonderfully uses her power on TV for good deeds, inspiring, empowering, educating and helping people. She became the voice of voiceless men, women, and children. She has special programs to help girls in Africa who suffer from diseases, lack of education and economic prosperity.
Do you know her background and struggles as a child? She is a victim of sexual abuse. She was molested by her own uncle when she was 14. Many people have tried to discourage her by criticizing her for being fat and a lot more so far. Nonetheless, she was a rock even when she was a child. Her courage and belief in herself had never shaken up by the harshest situations, and she became Oprah.
In the video below, she gives a mesmerizing speech on Time’s Up! at The Golden Globes, she stands up for women who are victimized by abuse, inequality and many more. We highly recommend you to watch this empowering video which will give you goosebumps.
3) Malala Yousafzai
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
She is a powerful and impressive figure for many girls who cannot get one of their essential right, education. At the age of 11, she started to fight for women’s right to education and gender equality. She won a Nobel Prize and made history when she was only 17.
After she started to make an impact on the right to education in the Taliban, she got shot in the head. However, she recovered from serious damages and continued to help others. She became the voice of people who got silenced, got oppressed.
We have learned a lot from her. No matter how hopeless the situation is, women are strong enough to change the world. In the video below, you’ll see her Nobel Prize acceptance speech to empower women all around the world.
4) Billie Jean King
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
She is a very successful tennis player who has become a champion. She fought for wage equality. She has empowered all women to fight for equal pay for their labors. Emma Watson, in HeForShe, also speaks up for this matter and try to make an impact.
Furthermore, she openly came out as a gay person and used her voice as an advocate of LGBTQ rights. In the video, you’ll see her impressive Ted Talk.
5) Rosa Parks
“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Rosa Parks was such an inspiring woman figure in the history who has taught every woman and man to fight for their rights regardless of the situation. She lived in an era of discrimination against black people was at its peak. She refused to give her seat to a white man one day, stand up for rights.
And, it became one of the most significant turning points in civil rights history. She is known as the ‘mother of freedom movement’ because her refusal to give up on her seat caused several significant changes in the legislation of the USA. She still inspires all of us thanks to her courage, faith, determination, and her powerful image.
In conclusion, all these great women empower us and change the world about serious matters such as sexual abuse, women’s rights, discrimination, inequality and so on. They used their power for good and became the role models to many people. We appreciate them a lot and thank them all. We hope you are inspired by their stories and felt empowered.
Happy Women’s Day!
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