In a blog dedicated to women, the first article is a homage to the model women who inspire us over time. The personalities of this range lived in different countries, in different eras, they had different visions. However, in the end, they managed to resist and change the world, each one in her way.
Some of the greatest women
One of the most beloved is Kasturbai Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi. Sometimes she was a source of inspiration for him. Observing in detail his life we can see in the background the strength of this woman who remained by his side and supported him, despite the adversity. And of course, we shouldn’t forget the fact that she was a politician and gave a lot of help to a lot of people.
But there are also women who came out in the face of difficulties to make their dreams come true, to help, to change the world!!! First, we will talk about Marie Curie… She discovered radio, polonium, studied radioactivity, twice won the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry.
Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who became famous for her diary, recorded her daily life, which was finally saved. Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, was shot in the head on a bus on her way to school. The Taliban regime did not allow girls to get an education. Komako Kimura paraded in New York defending women’s right to vote (October 27, 1917). Taramon Bibi is known for her fight for women’s equality in Bangladesh.
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (1967). While it is worth seeing how they tried to stop her!!!
One of the favorites in the world is Mother Teresa, who zealously managed to help people who needed it. However, the fact that some have questioned her life and work is something that, if they do, we are very sorry about.
Our Greek greatests
I would like to refer to the Greek women who changed our world.
Melina Mercouri is one such woman, who in addition to her great career abroad (she also played on Broadway), also developed resistance action during the Dictatorship of the Colonels in Greece. In addition, she also used her reputation to raise awareness and help the Greece she loved so much. Not to mention that she was expelled, her Greek citizenship was taken away, and there were several attempts to kill her. Further, no one in Greece can forget the campaign for the return of the stolen marbles of the Parthenon from Lord Elgin.
Maria Callas with her special vocal skills redefined the meaning of lyric theater in modern times and made lyrical songs known to the general public. Another woman, Amalia Fleming, in addition to her resistance activities, had a vision that came true ten years after her death, the creation of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in the name of her husband.
Finally, we could not fail to say about the women of our lives, our mothers, who are role models, a source of inspiration and example for many of us. Indeed many of them, grew up us under difficult conditions. They significantly sacrificed themselves, their lives, their needs, and their years to grow up with everything we wanted.
To summarize, certainly we say a huge “thank you” to all these women and not only them, for their efforts. We trully give special emphasis on the last ones, our mothers, whom we respect and love especially!!!!