International Woman's Day

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International Woman's Day

On the 8th March, it is International Woman's Day. This day is a global day celebrating the achievements of women across history all over the world whilst also being a day to fight for the equality of women. This is a very special day that was created in Germany in 1914 and has been happening every year since then! We would like to dedicate this day to all of our female teachers and staff, they work so hard and we are always so proud!

 

There have been some powerful women in history such as Rosa Parks, Princess Diana, Joan of Arc and Marilyn Monroe and these women continue to inspire men and women across the world. Each and everyday women inspire us all and I have asked the rest of the Link3 Team which women inspire them. We agreed that all of the women mentioned below are very inspirational.

 

Malala Yousafzai

Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and a very inspiration woman. As a young girl, at the age of 15, she defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. This resulted in her being shot in the head and thankfully she survived and is able to tell her story today and continue advocating girls’ education. This was very scary for her to do but she stood up for what she believed in and this has made a massive difference to the world today.  She is also the youngest person to receive a Noble Peace Price!

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful

 

Serena Williams

I am sure you all know who Serena is! She is the former world No.1 in woman’s singles tennis and she has got some brilliant achievements. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles which is more than any other woman or man! She is a very inspirational and motivational black woman. Her and her sister Venus won 14 Grand Slam double titles and three doubles gold medals at the Olympics.  Serena is a very confident woman, and this encourages women to feel confident about themselves and to love themselves more.

I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I’m really sexy

 

JK Rowling

Jk Rowling not only has the best-selling series of books of all time but she also brought the magic of reading to a new generation. Her books do not only appeal to adults but children too, encouraging young people to read. Before she become one of the best authors of all time she had a tough life. At the age of 17 she was rejected from college, by 30 her mother had died, she suffered a miscarriage, got divorced and was diagnosed with depression. However, at the age of 31 she published her first book. At the age of 35 she was named author of the year. At the age of 42, she sold 11 million copies of her new book in 24 hours. JK Rowling proves that you can get through anything and you’re never too old to achieve your dreams.

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be

 

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is a lawyer, university administrator and writer who was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. But not only this, she is also a brilliant role model for women and has worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating. She also created the campaign called Let’s Move! And this raised awareness about childhood obesity and encouraged a healthly lifestyle in children. She uses her status to voice her opinions and help make a positive difference to the world.

When they go low, we go high!

 

Thank you for reading, which woman inspires you?