Badass Women That Changed The World, Who’s Next?
I listened to an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) the other week on Oprah talking about her journey and what inspires her to write and honour her creativity. I must admit, I haven’t read her debut best seller yet, (I did see the movie though) but I really enjoyed listening to her stories and perspective on life.
Being a spiritual being and a seeker of truth, Elizabeth had a lot of interesting views, but the most stand out moment was when she told her perspective on how us women need more female role models in this world and how we are not told merely enough stories through time with female heroes in the centre.
It got me thinking, and I realised that in many ways, she is right. Most of our old ancient tales always have a male hero and the woman (if there is one) is simply the one supporting the male in his endeavours. The man is the one being honoured, he is the one claiming the spot whilst the lady sits in the corner, knitting, waiting for him to come home.
So I started doing some research and I asked the question: Isn’t there any women heroes making a difference out there in the world? Maybe there aren’t so many ancient stories about female heroes, but what about more recent ones?
Well of course there is! You just have to know where to look! They might not be on the front page of the newspapers (although Michelle Payne’s win at the Melbourne Cup sure made the news!) but believe me, they are out there. We just are a different kind of hero. We believe in social change, we put others first, we believe in human rights and we stand up for people less fortunate.
So, imagine the joy when I found this little gem of an article whilst seeking some positive news this morning! Here are 41 badass AND awe- inspiring women that hopefully will inspire you and make you think differently about the so called lack of female heroes.
You see, we are ALL heroes, and we can all make a difference in this world, we don’t need to be in the news to do that. But before we go out and try to change the world, why not start with ourselves first. Let’s figure out what our passions are and what our purpose is. Let’s begin loving and honouring ourselves and our deepest desires and find a way to build a strong foundation for ourselves to catapult long-lasting positive change, both in our own lives and in the lives of others. When we work on ourselves AND stand up for what we believe in, that’s how we will become the HERO in our own story.
Here’s the link to the article again: distractify.com