Saturday, March 8 marked International Women’s Day with the theme “Inspiring Change.”
In continuing the spirit of International Women’s Day, let’s start a discussion on women who inspire you. I’ll start!
My mom – Despite how different we are, everything that she has done for me and my sister has always been for the betterment of our futures. She may not have exactly wanted me to be as vocal or radical as I turned out to be, but I think she also knew what she was in for when she made it mandatory for both me and my sister to finish college. But without her love, support and influence, I definitely wouldn’t be the person I am today.
The list of inspirational women I have in my life or that I look up to is a long and exhausting list! But it consists of people like Wendy Davis, Yuri Kochiyama, Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Irene M. Santiago from the Philippines, just to name a few.
Who are the women who inspire you? Who are the women who inspire you to make change?