Women who inspire us.
A woman who inspires us.
A woman who inspires me.
That's what SITS gals are sharing for day four of the Back 2 Blogging event going on this week.
Initially, I thought of the present...
...and some of the women who inspire me creatively (including Dana of Paper Daydream & Elise of Mamacow Creations).
...and women who inspire me personally through over twenty years of Four Musketeer friendship.
As I kept thinking about the subject of women who inspire us, I reached into my history. Actually, I reached into all of our history and arrived on the doorstep, quite literally, of a woman who has inspired me since childhood and was inspiring women long before that.
We share a birthday, this woman and I...though many years apart. I remember meeting her in books as a child and learning of her strength, her fight, and determination to make this world a better and more equal place for women, for all humanity.
Susan B. Anthony was an abolitionist, educational reformer, labor activist, temperance worker, suffragist, and women's rights campaigner. I highly recommend (when you are done reading here, of course! :>) clicking on her name to learn more about her.
Those were all her titles, for all the different peoples she fought for. But, to me, she was was someone who didn't take 'no' for an answer....at least, not when it came to treating people fairly, equally. As a woman, I owe her (and many other women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton) my right to vote in this country...my right to have my voice count.
I can't help but wonder, without the rights that Susan B. Anthony fought for, would so many of us women be blogging today? Would I? Could I?
For a time, as a kidlet, I lived near Susan B. Anthony's old stomping grounds, in upstate New York. And I remember a classmate's birthday party that I went to at her house. All these years later and I still remember the sort of reverence that a room full of young girls showed while 'partying' there, learning, and celebrating our growth.
One hundred ninety years since her birth, one hundred four years since her death, and she still inspires.
Who inspires you?
Thanks to Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances for sponsoring SITS Back 2 Blogging!
Prompt #2:Describe a woman who inspired YOU.