Women are often left out of history, but play integral roles in it. We’re here to take the narrative back and tell her-story as it was intended to be told. These ladies paved the way for our greatness, so let’s give them a nod of respect.
1. Lady Diana
Most known for her philanthropy and desire to better the world around her, Diana was the first wife of Prince Charles. Although she as famous for her wedding which was viewed by over 700 million people, she became just as synonymous with her charity for sick children, and awareness raised for banning landmines, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness.
2. Coco Chanel
French fashion designer Coco Chanel didn’t aways have it easy – after a tough childhood in France, she rose to frame and went on to dress other influential women in her iconic suits worn by the likes of Jackie Onassis, which combined the grace of femininity with the silent strength of womanhood.
3. Anne Frank
A survivor of the holocaust and a Dutch Jewish author, Anne Frank’s diary became famous worldwide once published, chronicling her experiences as a 13-year old girl forced into a secret hiding place who had to grow up much earlier than she was supposed to. Regardless of all she suffered, she believed that people are “really good at heart.”
4. Marie Curie
Her full name was Marie Sklodowska Curie, and she changed the world by inventing radioactivity, which then launched research for cancer cures. She also happened to be the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person ever to win a second Nobel Prize!
5. Hellen Keller
This American social activist became blind and dead at the tender age of 19 months. However, this wasn’t a setback for Helen. Instead, she fiercely campaigned on the behalf of blind and deaf people all over, helping those who experienced the same struggle and becoming an inspiration to all.
6. Mother Teresa
Originally an Albanian, Roman Catholic nun, Mother Teresa lived in India for most of her life, founding the Missionaries of Charity which brought many nuns who took many vows, the most famous of which was free service to the poor. This mission came to more than 130 countries, helping the homeless and dying all over.
7. Rosa Parks
In 1955, Ms. Par became the first African American woman by refusing to give up her bus seat for a white person. This protest was supported by many but landed her in jail. This was a small price for Parks who ended up launching the civil rights moment.
8. Frida Kahlo
Many might just know Frida for her unibrow, but her strikingly stunning works explored class, identity, and gender in conjunction with her nation’s history like never before. She’s not only a hero in the art world, but in LGBT and feminist circles as well.
9. Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart found her passion for aviation young – at just 25, she broke the women’s altitude record, soaring high at 14,000 feet. Just 11 years later, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone, and from them, began to break flying records all over the world.
10. Marilyn Monroe
Some might just consider Marilyn Monroe to be a va-va-voom glamour girl, but she’s also an iconic legal in film through her photogenic looks and sophisticated aura. Plus, she gave a good name to curvy girls all over, reminding them that you don’t have to look like a stick to feel beautiful!