Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

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Women have done some incredible things

Women have done some incredible things.

Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a physicist and scientist who discovered radium and was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.  Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was a civil rights activist who helped change the world by refusing to give up her seat on the bus.  Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was the United Kingdom’s first female prime minister.  Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was a mathematician who was also the first computer programmer. Sappho (570 BC) was the first known female writer and Plato said she was one of the ten greatest poets.  Cleopatra (69BC-30BC) was the leader of Egypt when the Roman Empire was trying to take over.  The patron saint of France, Joan of Arc (1412-1431) fought for France against the English and led them to a victory at Orleans when she was only 17 years old.  Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin and was an anti-slavery advocate.  Lincoln said her book was a catalyst for the American Civil War.  Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) fought for women’s rights and was a key player in the suffragette movement to get the vote for women.   Continue reading

Strong and fearless women

March is Women’s History Month.  There are so many strong and fearless women who should be honoured.  From Susan B. Anthony who helped get women the right to vote, to Anne Frank, a young girl sharing her story about the Holocaust from a hidden room.  From Marie Curie, the first person to win a Nobel Prize for her radiation research to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize recipient, who survived being shot for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls’ education. Continue reading

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