Happy Monday everyone. For those of you that don’t know, March is Women’s History Month. Most of us will learn more about women of history during this month than ever in a textbook, however, I wanted to share some very influential women who you still probably won’t hear about this month EVEN THOUGH YOU SHOULD.
Murasaki Shikibu- Born in 978, was a famous Japanese poet and novelist during the Heian period. She is credited for writing the first ever novel The Tale of Grengi which took somewhere around a decade to write around 1000-1012.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke- 2 sisters that were both activists for abolition AND women’s rights. These two were raised in South Carolina in the cradle of slavery who, after witnessing and its cruel effects, traveled around the country educating youth on the truths of slavery.
Benazir Bhutto- The first and only woman to head a democratic government in Pakistan or any Muslim majority nation.
Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in segregated Montgomery, Alabama, nine months prior to Rosa Parks’ famous arrest for the same offense
Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who became very successful at golf, baseball, track and field, AND basketball, She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships.
Definitely look more into all of these amazing women! There are so many more who didn’t make it on this list who also helped pave the way for the women today
❤ Alicia ❤