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Naomi Wadler — 11 year old, Naomi Wadler stood in front of thousands of people and gave a courageous speech at the March For Our Lives. She spoke for black women, who are disproportionately represented among the victims of gun violence. Gina Miller — Gina is a British—Guyanese business owner who initiated the Brexit case, saying that it has been initiated without approval from Parliament.
Gina also founded the True and Fair Campaign in , calling for an end to rip offs in the investment and pension industries. Her insistence on improving sanitary conditions for the patients is believed to have saved many lives.
She worked tirelessly towards her goal until her ill-health that included two heart attacks, pneumonia and malaria, which forced her to step down in March Maya Angelou — Maya wrote seven autobiographical books and will be forever beloved for her powerful poems. Maya was an active voice in the civil rights movement. In addition to gaining national recognition for her writing, she made many people rethink their ideas about sex workers by writing about her own experience as a sex worker.
Marie Curie — Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist. She was the first person to have received two Nobel Prizes. Frida Kahlo — Frida had many traumas throughout her life. This includes a bus accident which left her unable to conceive. These disasters helped her paint her inner truth and her put pain on to paper. Instead of being consumed by anger, Doreen courageously promoted reforms of the police service and founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
She helped found the National Organisation for Women in She was also the first woman to deliver the class day address at Harvard. Emmeline Pankhurst — She helped towards the right to vote for women in the UK. They protested and went on hunger strikes for their right to vote. Katherine Hepburn — Actress, Katherine Hepburn, won four academy awards for Best actress, making her the leading lady in Hollywood for over 60 years. Katie Piper — Katie is an English philanthropist, television presenter and former model.
She had hoped to have a full-time career in the media, but in March , sulphuric acid was thrown in her face. Her ex-boyfriend arranged the attack, which blinded Piper in one eye. Dorothy Lawrence — She was a journalist who secretly posed as a man to become a soldier during World War I, making her the only know English woman on the frontline during the First World War.
Having tried to become a war correspondent, Lawrence decided the only way she was going to write the story was to experience it. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh — Tatyana is the creator of Stop Telling Women to Smile, an international street art series which aims to combat street harassment. Her work can be found on walls across the globe. She began drawing portraits of women she spoke to and incorporating quotes from them or harassment they may have heard with the portraits.
Her crime? Speaking out about education for girls. Crazy, right? On the 10th of October , she co-received the Nobel Peace Prize. At only 17 years old, this is an incredible achievement! Victoria Woodull — Victoria was the first woman to run for President of the United States, almost 50 years before women received the right to vote. She continues to work on issues close to her heart such as supporting military families and helping children lead healthier lives. During her leadership, she ended military dictatorship in her country and fought for women rights.
Unfortunately, Benazir was assassinated in a suicide attack in Ruby Bridges — Ruby was the first black child to attend a white Southern elementary school. She had to be escorted to school by her mother and U. S marshals to keep her safe and only one teacher agreed to teach her, Barbara Henry.
As she grew older, her courage to embrace herself for who she was is something we can all look up to. She continues to lecture and write about human rights and equality. Davis is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Shirley Chisholm — Chisholm was born into poverty in Brooklyn. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, she taught in a nursery school.
Amelia received the U. Distinguished Flying Cross and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences. Oprah Winfrey — Oprah has become an influential television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She uses her status as a platform to highlight global issues such as poverty and child abuse.
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