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The Renaissance Woman

Updated on July 1, 2013

"Renaissance"?

 What do you think of when you hear the term "renaissance woman"? Old-fashoned, ancient, historic, stuck in another time. However, these have little to do with the meaning. There is another term, the renaissance man, that many of us have heard before. He is wise in various subjects; a writer, mathmatician, philosopher, and artist. He is a man of many trades ranging from aritecture to politics. Now we put this term into the female perspective. The translation is a woman who is knowledgable about different topics and subjects normally not combined in the average female.  

I will, but how?

How to become knowledgeable? Study all you can. Learn from your different interests. What have you never learned about? What are your interests?

  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Books
  • Building
  • Calligraphy
  • Cake Making
  • Cooking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culture
  • Law
  • Fashion
  • Gymnastics
  • History
  • Horseback Riding
  • Interior design
  • Martial Arts
  • Random Facts
  • Religions
  • Rowing
  • Painting Techniques
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sewing
  • Traveling

Pick a few subjects and research the topics. For example, I have psychology, sewing, interior design, books, traveling, and random facts. Yes, these are hobbies. But a renaissance woman has many different hobbies. She understands concepts and grasps new viewpoints. The world might be unknown, however it won't be for long. She attempts to learn what is unknown.

Not one subject will do. Broaden your mind in the differences of the world. Read books on any subject that catches your interest. However to be a renaissance woman does not just depend on knowledge, she must be a leader as well.

Leadership Qualities

 Leaders understand those under them. They do not use followers, instead they help followers understand themselves so they can help the group. Each person is exactly that, a person, a part of the puzzle. Each piece is important and valuable. Followers come together to create a pack.

As a leader you must understand the values of each person. What are their best qualities? How can they aid the cause? You must be good at conversing with people. Problems they face are your own. You are here for them, to aid your friends and followers. A leader watches over the pack with a kind heart and a good spirit.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A powerful woman who was with her husband as a sign of strength. She was a woman of many talents as she became a writer, public speaker, and political activist. Her ability to handle difficult situations with ease and education helped bring about the second wave of feminism.

Milla Jovovich

First a model for an Italian magazine, she has created a strong resume in many areas. After modeling, she became an actress appearing in many films including Resident Evil and The Fifth Element. In 1994, she started presenting her own music and continues to release demo's on her official website. In 2003, a clothing line with a fellow model was found at 50 stores all over the world. She now has her own production company known as Creature Entertainment.

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    • lilyfly profile image

      Lillian K. Staats 

      7 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Cake Making? Interior Design? Sewing? Let the men eat of their own uselessness, peering from darkened hovel, wearing rags, while I, I split the atom. Baby Girl, look at that list again, and make a few choice revisions, then, get back to me, yeahhh! haha! Love yaz, lily

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      Leah Lenau 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth, Cleopatra the Seventh, Clara Barton, Anne Frank, Marie Curie, Catherine the Great, Baroness Muraski Shikibu, Pocahontas, Queen Anne, Queen Victoria, etc.

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      Matt in Jax 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

      Are there any women out there that you would consider renaissance women? Or perhaps from the past.

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