Women’s History Month
March 14, 2012
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This year’s theme for National women’s history month is women’s education and women’s empowerment. Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987. This year in particlular though is focused on women role models who have achieved advances in medicine and learning. Some of the women in particular include Emma Hart Willard, a higher education pioneer; Charlotte Forten Grimké, an educator and advocate for the education of African Americans; Annie Sullivan, a disability education architect known for her work with Helen Keller; Gracia Molina de Pick, a feminist educational reformer; and Brenda Flyswithhawks, an American Indian educator.
If I had to pick one woman figure that has had a positive effect on me, I would say my mother. I dont know what I would do without her in my life. Now, that doesnt mean I “like” her all the time. Sometimes we get in fights and sometimes we disagree but we somehow always end up laughing about it and everything turns out okay. My mom didnt always have an easy childhood, but more or less she came out stronger than ever and that is what I admire about her: her courage and strength. She has always taught me to face my fears and take opportunites when they happen to pass by. Her little quote that she always gives me is “Always try to be a better version of yourself.” She is the most caring person you will ever meet. She has that gift of making everybody feel comfortable and helping them with whatever they need. I think sometimes the reason why we dont always get along is because we are very similar and Im starting to realize that as I get older. But, thats okay because there is no other woman that I would strive to be like when I get older. I can talk to her about ANYTHING! I think this is very special because not a lot of girls can or would talk to their mom about things that are on their mind or when they need help. I am very thankful for that and I know we will get even closer as I continue to grow up. She will always be the person I go to first when I need advice or just somebody to talk to.