Celebrating Women Throughout History
Happy Women's Day, March 8th
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.— Proverbs 31:26
Celebrating the Women of the World
Women all around the world are being celebrated during the month of March. In thinking of all of the beautiful women I know of and have known in my life, it is my joy to celebrate them not only today but each and every day!
Women have impacted the world throughout history. Let us take time to celebrate the women in our lives, who are by nature nurturers, compassionate, loving, kind, wise, peacemakers, passionate, caregivers, unselfish, caring, intelligent and role models.
Celebrating Great Women Poets
A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.— Maya Angelou
There are so many great women poets who come to mind and who have impacted and changed the world through their poetry. One phenomenal poet who comes to my mind immediately is Maya Angelou. She has made a great impact for female writers by paving the way in pushing the boundaries.
Perhaps Maya Angelou is the most famous African-American poet in history. She is also an autobiographer. She bravely shares her life stories without censorship or shame. She writes candidly with her own unique literary style which sets her apart. Her six autobiographical volumes were written like none ever written before.
Let us not forget to celebrate our very own phenomenal poets here on HubPages. One most gracious and prolific poet comes to my mind immediately, and she is Nellieanna, who writes beautifully in,The Splendid Vexing Voice of the Poet. Please Enjoy!
Celebrating Great Women Writers Who Made an Impact on the World
Female writers have written some of the greatest novels, short stories, poems and essays ever written. However, women only received recognition after centuries of struggling to have their work noticed. Some women even resorted to using male pen names, initials or even remained anonymous to ensure their work would be fairly noted.
Harper Lee Being Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.— Harper Lee
There are so many gifted female writers in history, who have changed the world through their work. They have all truly impacted the world through their own unique way of writing. There are far too many to include all the greats here in this hub, so I will focus on one truly remarkable American writer, Harper Lee.
Harper Lee is best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is hard to imagine that Lee has only published this one book, a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, this one published book of Lee's made quite an impact on Americans of all ages, races and backgrounds.
As a child growing up in the Deep South, Lee writes powerfully of what she saw as a child in great detail of racial inequality and injustice. Lee's contributions to social justice and peace earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The announcement of her second novel to be released in July 2015, Go Set a Watchman, has created quite a stir. It is believed Lee's second novel was written decades ago, and she has just decided to publish it after all these years. I know Harper Lee fans everywhere can hardly wait to devour Lee's second novel.
Let us be mindful to celebrate all the excellent creative writers right here on HubPages. One such truly remarkable writer, who I believe to be one of the finest all-around writers is Genna East. She shows her wonderful creative writing talent in her short story, Music in the Trees A Short Story. Please Enjoy!
Harper Lee's Book, "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Celebrating Women Who Have Made Us Laugh Over the Years
I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.— Lucille Ball
Laughter, what a beautiful gift to share with the world. I love the sound of laughter, but especially laughter caused by a women who uses her special gift to make others laugh. There are so many wonderful women who have made us laugh over the years and we should celebrate them all.
Lucille Ball will never be forgotten for the laughter she brought into this world. Laughter is contagious and beautiful. Laughter reduces stress and produces joy. Women are beautiful beings and those who can laugh freely without inhibitions and those who can make us laugh out loud truly make the world a much better place in which to live.
I am always laughing at myself, and that is okay! We should never take ourselves too seriously.
Let us not forget to celebrate all of the hilarious writers here on HubPages who bring the laughter. One who knows how to write humor and write it well is drbj, as she does so well in her tribute to another well-known funny women, Erma Bombeck. Please enjoy!
Celebrating Women in Art
The artistic quilts have been exhibited at:
William Arnett, a folk art collector brought a lot of attention to the women of Gee's Bend and their stunningly beautiful quilts in his Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gee's Bend Women Quilting
It would be hard to imagine a world without art, and I do not want to do so. There is a special group of women in Gee's Bend, Alabama. They developed a distinctive style, noted for its dynamic creativeness and geometric simplicity.
Female slaves pieced together strips of cloth to make bedcovers beginning in the 19th century, when the quilting tradition in Gee's Bend began. They were perhaps influenced by the patterns of African textiles.
Going into the 20th century, the women of Gee's Bend made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm as there was no heat in the shacks in which they lived that also lacked running water.
Now, these quilts are in high demand by designers in New York City and around the world.
Where is Gee's Bend?
Gee's Bend in Boykin, Alabama
Celebrating Women of Grace and Beauty in Films
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.— Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn is regarded by many to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. She was not only a natural beauty but a humanitarian. She certainly was a film and fashion icon. Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female legend in the history of American cinema. She has also been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Hepburn's beauty and grace exude from her films. I will never forget the film, "My Fair Lady" and Hepburn's character's final triumph in stating, "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plains."
Celebrating Women of Great Faith and Compassion for a Hurting World
We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do.— Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa spent her life working to overcome poverty and distress, which she believes are threats to peace. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India.
Mother Teresa believed that earthly rewards were important only if they helped her help the world's needy. She, herself, knew what it was like to be homeless and remembered how her bones ached while she walked for hours to never truly find a place to rest. Her heart broke for those on the streets, hungry with no shelter, scared and alone.
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.— Proverbs 31:20
Unacceptable - Violence Against Women
Are you willing to do something if you see a women being abused or possibly sex-trafficked?
Help Stop Violence Against Women
Violence against women is increasing at a disturbingly fast rate. It happens to women of all ages, races, socio-economic status and it happens to our daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers.
We can be proactive in helping to stop violence in our sphere of influence by educating ourselves as to the signs of abuse of women and young girls who are also being targeted for sex-trafficking.
There have been cases of sex-trafficking that were avoided just by someone knowing what to look for and taking action to stop it. This saves women's lives.
Let's not allow the women in our lives and in this world to be subjected to such violence. As women, we can surely educate ourselves and our daughters as to the warning signs of being targeted by a sex-trafficker.
I would much rather celebrate women than mourn for them and know of such injustices in this world.
Dedicated to all of the Beautiful Women out There Who Have Been Told Otherwise
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.— Song of Solomon 4:7
A Special Woman in My Life - My Beloved Mother
Time to Celebrate
Remember, if you are a woman, then you are beautiful.
Let us continue to celebrate throughout the month of March and every day, all the women in our lives, in the world and in history who have made significant strides to make this world a much better place.
Let's give a shout out to all the extraordinary women right here on HubPages!
If you would like to join in the celebration of women throughout the month of March by writing an article, poem, essay, short story or whatever you desire in celebration of women, I would love to share your work here on this hub. Just let me know and I will link your hub.
Time to celebrate!
© Faith Reaper, March 2015
She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.— Proverbs 3:15