International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is the day celebrating the social, cultural, and political achievements of women. Let’s talk about strong women that changed the world.

 

Rosa Parks

Born on February 4, 1913, Rosa Parks is one of the strongest women in the world. During this period, people of color were considered bad people. They were always separated from the other people. If white people were on a bus, colored people needed to give their place to them. One day, Rosa Parks was riding a bus and this situation happened to her. She did not give her place to the white man even though she knew what the consequences would be. In her autobiography, she wrote: ‘People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.’

This is how Rosa Parks initiated the movement for freedom.

Jessica Watson

At 16 years old, Jessica Watson navigated alone some of the world’s most remote oceans. She was alone in the sea for 210 days. It was very hard for her because she had dyslexia. Even though she had this difference, she became a storyteller. She used her own boat, named “Pink”. If you want to know more about Jessica’s story, a movie about her was released on Netflix in February.

 

I want to wish ‘happy international women’s day’ to every woman at this school and remind them that they can change the world!

Marguerite Morin, 1-77

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