Today I'm joining up with the Monday Listicles hosted by the lovely Stasha at The Good Life. This week's list was to be ten things about Women. I decided to put my 'funny' aside and pay my respects to some amazing women who have paved the way for us to have the freedoms and enjoy the lives we have today. (Thanks to Wikipedia for the facts and dates. I'm pretty smart but needed a little help for sure!)
Ten Women Who Have Rocked our World
- Rosa Parks (1913-2005). An African-American civil rights activist. Referred to as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. On December 1, 1955, Rosa refused to obey the bus driver’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
- Hillary Clinton (born 1947). The 67th United States Secretary of State. A US Senator from 2001 to 2009. In the 2008 presidential nomination race, she won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history.
- Amelia Earhart (1897-1937). Noted American aviation pioneer and author. The first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). First lady of the US from 1933 to 1945. Became an advocate for civil rights, an international author, speaker, politician and activist.
- Mother Teresa (1910-1997). Roman Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship. Founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. She ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. Numerous awards include the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
- Ann Dunwoody. Four-star General in the Army. First woman to achieve that rank in American history.
- Sandra Day O’Connor (born 1930). First female member of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1981 to 2006.
- Lucille Desiree Ball (1911-1989). An American comedienne and film, TV and stage actress. One of the most influential stars in the US during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood’s longest careers. America’s funny woman; a pioneer for her time.
- Coretta Scott King (1927-2006). American author, activist and civil rights leader. Widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. After her husband’s assassination in 1968, she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality and became active in the Women’s Movement.
- J.K. Rowling (born 1965). British novelist, author of the Harry Potter series, which have gained global attention and won multiple awards.
And since it is my womanly prerogative, I chose an eleventh influential, amazing woman to add to this most prestigious list:
11. YOU! Yes, you. You know who you are. You know how awesome you are and the fact that your contribution is one of great importance to the people whose lives you touch. Yep, you are an amazing woman, making history right now! So happy to know you! You Rock!