I’d just like to kick off this post by wishing you all a happy international women’s day! I really wanted to commemorate this on my blog, as I think it’s very important to celebrate the achievements of women of all backgrounds, as where would we be if we weren’t supporting one another? Share the love guys ❤️
Today I’m just going to share with you some of the great women of today who personally inspire me to be better and achieve more. Let me know in the comments who your icons are guys!
Dina is one of my absolute favourite bloggers today and in a world FULL of prejudice, she does an amazing job of kicking stereotypes to the kerb and purely just showing other women that they can be themselves and not have to worry. I love Dina’s style and her confidence to try new looks while still showing the world that her culture and religion take first place. She’s an inspiration for not just young muslims, but any young people seeking the confidence to truly express themselves without having to conform to societal expectations. You go girl!
The former First Lady of the USA has done an enormous amount for women’s rights and gender equality over the years. To me it was so inspiring to see her perform her role so actively in not only speaking out about important social issues, but also in showing the world that you can be a wife and a strong woman at the same time. The love and respect which exists between Barack and Michelle is clear for anyone to see and the fact he is proud to admit that he wholeheartedly depends on her support shows that women are so important in so many ways. She once said “no country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens”. Thank you Michelle for being a role model for hundreds of thousands of young girls and women across the globe.
Not only an incredibly gifted actress, but also a passionately driven woman who is ready to speak out when confronted with injustices. Just a few months ago we all saw Meryl condemn Donald Trump, one of the world’s most powerful men, for his derogatory words and insulting views. As someone in the public eye, it is expected that she needs to be cautious when sharing personal opinions as not to provoke too much of a reaction. Nevertheless, she stood up for what she believed in and was not afraid to challenge a man who has gone so long without being challenged. We salute you Meryl!
Despite fame, fortune and international success, Ellen always manages to find a way to give back. No matter what the issue is, she always finds a way of standing up for what’s right and what is fair. Her charitable work is an inspiration to all women to do more for the people around them, no matter how small the act. At the same time as being a real life superhero, Ellen also shows young girls that they should be proud of who they are and who they love and her success is a lesson to us all that we do not need to change or hide ourselves to get where we want to go.
I’d like to finish this post with a small ode to Angela Merkel. Politics aside, to see a woman hold one of the most powerful positions in the world and be the chief of one of the strongest and most prosperous economies is quite something. Young girls can now aspire to lead and to have an impact on society. They can decide to create their own future according to their own ideas of what is right. I admired Merkel throughout the refugee crisis. In spite of contest and criticism, she did not stand by when people were in need, she carried out her duty as a world leader and showed humanity and empathy in a difficult time and for me that is truly an inspiration. If only more politicians were so committed to helping those in need.
Thank you to all women worldwide for all you do to inspire us to be better.