“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
In times of need, I always wonder what would my role model do. It is always helpful to look on the situation from a different angle.
Looking for a role model? Have you ever thought of someone rather different than what nowadays is popular?
Movie star or a singer..it’s all the same. Why not a woman, who really made a difference?
Ada Lovelace – an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world’s first computer programmer.
Shirin Aktar – only 13 years old — the eldest girl in a poor, conservative family in Bangladesh — when her parents decided it was time for her to get married. But Shirin had other plans. She enlisted the help of her fellow members of ‘Child Journalists,’ a group of local boys and girls who raise awareness about children’s rights. They approached village elders, religious leaders and local business-owners who agreed to talk to her parents, and with the help of UNICEF’s Adolescent Empowerment project, Shirin was able to avoid the fate of many of her female friends and relatives.”
Malala Yousafzai – a Pakistani actavist for female education. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement.
Som what would you do in time when your mind is on crossroads? You will look upon an Hollywood actress and her trashy selfies, or you would take your future in your own hands, just like so many woman in our history?
You are a girl, and it’s your choice. Make it good.