Women, the most powerful force of nature, the creators of new lives, the nurturers, the caregivers, the soldiers, the heros, the genii and many more roles that they play along throughout their lives; they deserve way more appreciation than they get. Their kind acts should never get unnoticed. On International Women’s Day 2020 we are celebrating the genius minds in history. The rule breakers, the history-makers, the pioneers, the role-models – these women have unravelled the unwalked paths and created a legacy that remains alive even now.
While celebrating the genius minds in history, the poignant fact is that we have always seen women rising above and doing remarkable things but we are often blinded by the glammed up world and we ignore their remarkable contributions to society. Here are some women who have changed the way we look at modern society.
Anne Frank (June 12, 1929 – February 1945)
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
A German teenage girl’s diary during the rise of Hitler that portrays the most inhumane experiences in world history. Survival of a Jewish family throughout World War II who were sent to the concentration camp in 1944. Out of her whole family, only Anne’s father survived and he decided to publish her diary. Since then it has been translated to 70 different languages and it holds unbelievable historic value. It’s only words at the end of the day that touched hearts, made people teared up. It’s a story that people get inspiration from – Anne’s story was something that deserved to be told and once it was, it changed lives.
Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)
Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer, the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts. Story of My Life is one of the most popular and significant autobiographies of all time. It showcases her journey, her struggles and the triumph in the end. It covers her transformation from childhood to 21-year old college student that flourished against all odds. She is truly one of the most significant women in the history of all times.
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
An iconic African-American woman, Maya Angelou emerged as a poet, singer, memoirist and civil-rights activist. Her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an award winning memoir that made literary history to be the first nonfiction best seller by a black woman. Growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya faced racial prejudices and discrimination while growing up that built her to be a stronger woman. She broke all boundaries and showed how an african-american woman can become a part of the mainstream culture.
Marie Curie (November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934)
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize; the only woman to win in two fields, Marie Curie was a Polish (naturalized French) physicist and chemist. Her field was radioactivity and she progressed remarkably well in that field. She still remains one true inspiration for all the little ones out there who are passionate about discovering new horizons.
Amelia Earheart (July 24, 1897 – July 2, 1937)
Amelia Mary Earheart also known as Lady Linda, an American aviation pioneer and author was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Her courage still remains in good faith till this day. Amelia made something to herself, a name, a legacy that is still very powerful. All the little ones dreaming of spreading those wings and fly away, learn from the best, Amelia has shown us the way.
I’m sure all these wonderful women have inspired you to become the best version of yourself; The Genius Minds in History have done it time and again and they continue to do so.
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