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Celebrating Women Throughout History

Updated on September 23, 2016
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Theresa desires to share inspirational writings from her heart and sharing of those who are making an impact in this world.

Happy Women's Day, March 8th

Happy Women's Day, March 8th
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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

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

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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

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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

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!

Celebrating Women Who Have Made Us Laugh Over the Years

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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

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!

Lucy's Famous Chocolate Factory Scene

Celebrating Women in Art

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The artistic quilts have been exhibited at:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art

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

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Celebrating Women of Grace and Beauty in Films

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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

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

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We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do.

— Mother Teresa

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

Honor Her

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We have some truly beautiful women right here on HubPages whose hearts are full of love for the downtrodden. One very special woman I know of has a heart so beautiful and full of compassion for the least of these, and who also loves all creatures big and small. She is my good friend, Sparklea, whose heart shines in this heartwarming article where she shares her Plan for the World if she were asked. Please enjoy!

Unacceptable - Violence Against Women

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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

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Time to Celebrate

Remember, if you are a woman, then you are beautiful.

Extraordinary women throughout history have made a great impact upon the world. Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc, and Jane Austen are just a few of the amazing women in history.

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

Every Woman

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She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

— Proverbs 3:15

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a beautiful hub Theresa. This is such a wonderful tribute to many amazing women of the world and in fact here on Hub Pages. I know all those you have mentioned and they are thoroughly deserving of recognition. I have not however read all their hubs you link to so I will have to rectify that. I love the poem "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou.....phenomenal.

      You can include yourself in the list of amazing women here at Hub Pages...the fact that you wrote this hub and others that celebrate the work of your fellow writers, and highlight the plight of the needy is proof of that. Well done, voted up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, John! You are so kind. Yes, when I realized that March is Celebrating Women in History Month and March 8th was Happy Women's Day, I just knew I had to write a hub. My computer was giving me fits and so I missed publishing it on Sunday night.

      There are so many amazing women throughout history, it was hard to narrow it down, and I had to edit, edit, edit ... and finally decided to just highlight one amazing women in history under each category, although there are so many out there. I did not want to not mention some of the phenomenal women right here on HubPages, so I popped a few in under each or most of the categories.

      I do so love the poem "Phenomenal Woman" for women are truly phenomenal. I cannot imagine this world without women ...well, there wouldn't be much of a world!

      Aw, how sweet of you to even say such. I am humbled by your most generous comments.

      You're the best, and I appreciate you so much.

      Blessings always

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      It could not have been easy to pick just a few women to write about but you have certainly done a good job! Each of us makes a special contribution and you've mentioned great women that make the point well. Each are women we love and admire. Job well done my friend.

      I wrote a hub a while back about a young girl named Malala who captured the news when she was shot in the head by the Taliban. This brave young lady went on to win a Nobel Peace Prize. She still advocates for women's education.

      Voted all but funny, and shared.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Great hub, Theresa! I've been wondering when we were going to see your next one.

      I loved Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn is my idol and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is my favourite book.

      We have Mothers' Day coming up in Britain and I've almost finished a hub around that, so it's nicely timed to coincide with yours! Great minds...?

      Excellent hub, so well crafted and full of beautiful people - including you!

      Have a wonderful Wednesday and a wonderful March, Theresa!

      Ann

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      This is fabulous, just beautiful, and your examples, including your mother, just divine. (Oh, how I hope Harper Lee has given up smoking.) Shared, tweeting and pinning!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I wasn't aware that women's day was celebrated on the 8th of March. Much kudos to you for reminding us. I love your choice of phenomenal women! I couldn't choose better if I tried. Women are like mother earth, beautiful, giving, soft yet tough. Mankind could not exist without the female of the species. And then there are those women who dared to raise their heads above the parapet, such as little Malala mentioned by John.

      The suffragettes were some amazingly plucky women, and I can still remember being inspired by the women of Greenham Common camping out nights after nights in all weather protesting for peace back in the 80s when the world was on the brink of nuclear disaster.

      Those incredible women demonstrated how groups of women can come together as a force for good. I love this, another exceptional piece of work. Some of the worst crimes in our times are being perpetrated against women, as you've so well highlighted here, it's time to shine the light into all those dark places, spreading awareness can only help. Good job! Hugs on the way. :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary,

      Yes, for sure, as I started out with so many wonderful women throughout history on here, then I realized that it was just not going to work out. So I refocused to highlight a few who we can celebrate to represent poetry, comedy, fiction, etc. and represent those areas well without one shadow of a doubt.

      Wow, I will search out your hub about Malala. What a brave women we all should celebrate! Than you for sharing about her. I hope this hub brings to the mind of others many women like Malala and they will share.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and more and share.

      You are a wonderful writer and beautiful woman, and I celebrate the woman of YOU this day and throughout March and every day!

      God bless you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Ann,

      Thank you so much for all of your kind comments here. Yes, once I heard that March is Celebrate Women month and the 8th was Happy Women's Day, I just knew I had to do some sort of hub to celebrate women.

      I look forward to your Mother's Day hub. I was so blessed in this life with the sweetest mother on the planet, as I always say when I speak about my mother. She taught me a lot about life by exhibiting such courage through tough times and her positive outlook no matter what was going on. In her entire life, I never once heard her speak ill of anyone. I wish I could say the same for myself, but I try to be mindful to watch the words coming out of my mouth to be sure they build up and not tear down.

      Let us celebrate all the beautiful women all around the world. I especially celebrate YOU for the beautiful and talented woman you are, and I am blessed to know you and call you friend.

      Please take time out to celebrate YOU this day and every day.

      Peace and love to you always, lovely woman

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Now THIS is an hod! What amazing work you have done here. The research, the history, the examples you've selected, are elevating to the spirit. This is what you do, Faith, and we all benefit.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Flourish,

      Thank you so much for the "divine" and about my precious mother. I was so blessed in this life to have a wonderful mother. I could not write a hub about celebrating women without including her here. She was the most amazing women I have ever known.

      I hope you realize just how much of an amazing woman you are, and I celebrate YOU this day too.

      I do hope Harper Lee has given up smoking too. That photo is from such a long time ago, so we can only hope that is the case.

      I appreciate the share, tweeting and pinning

      You're the best!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      A very happy women's day to all the strong, beautiful, courages, brave, smart, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, ... May Faith be the beacon.. and may each day really be women's day... What a wonderful hub to wake up to my dear Faith... Such a wonderful day to all those women who we appreciate and for those who have the biggest but quietest influence in our lives. Mom.. this Day's for you...

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi there most amazing woman, Jo (tobusiness),

      What incredible comments you have left here to add so much to the topic of this hub. Yes, I am so glad Mary mentioned Malala and now you adding the plight of more amazing women.

      I love your lines ..."Women are like mother earth, beautiful, giving, soft yet tough. Mankind could not exist without the female of the species." How beautiful and true.

      Yes, let's light up those dark places and stop evil in its tracks!

      Today, I celebrate the beautiful woman of YOU. You are amazing and gifted, please know. This world is much better because you are in it, lovely friend.

      Peace and many (((Hugs))) to you too.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Kathleen!

      Wow, thank you so much for the enthusiastic comments here. What a lovely thought ..."elevating to the spirit" and I thank you for blessing me this day with your presence here and reading.

      I celebrate the woman of YOU!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, my dear faithful friend and awesome man, Frank ... I love it that you are the first man to weigh in here. I celebrate the man YOU are for your celebration of women here in supporting all women.

      What special and lovely comments you have left here this morning. Yes, Mom's do have the biggest and quietest influence on us, and I thank God for them all.

      Bless you real good dear Frank. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for holding women in such high regard.

      You're the best!

      (((Hugs))

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Woman's Day is a special day for all women. The greatest of women mentioned here is truly amazing!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is such a beautiful tribute to the wonderful women in the world. Mother Teresa was a gift from God to teach us to give freely of ourselves. I have never heard of ' Gee's Bend Women Quilting. ' I would love to visit there. The women you have honored here on Hubpages are remarkable. Your mother is very beautiful. Thank you so much. The bible quotes are perfect for this hub. Thank you. Beautifully written...

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Thank you, Theresa. You make us all feel wonderful. It is important to take time out for ourselves sometimes. I've just been invited to lunch on Sunday at my younger daughter's and I'll see her sister too. It won't be long before she has her 3rd daughter so mothers' day has a special slant for her this year!

      I'm lucky to be able to call you friend too. You are generous of spirit and spread your warmth and kindness all over hubpages. Bless you.

      Ann

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Faith, what an awesome hub! You've highlighted some amazing women. I love that you've brought in the shining stars of the HP community as well.

      Well done, my friend!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      LOL I think Jodah was the first man to weigh in.. but since it is a celebration for all women you are forgiven dearest almost flawless Faith bless you real good too :)

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful Hub in celebration of National Women's Day! There are just so many women who have inspired us and have made a difference in our world, and I include YOU in those!

      I wrote a Hub for Mother's Day. Like you, my Mother was the most important woman in my life. If only I could live a life like she did.

      I put that Hub in the spotlight if you would like to read.

      I voted this UP, etc. Will share here, on Google+, and Tweet.

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Theresa what a great party you have thrown. You have your mother's smile. What great choices you made from the pool of talent here at Hubpages. Genna, Maria, Nellieanna and drbj are the cream of the crop. Here, here! A toast to women.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      The picture of your own mother is beautiful. And I would add at least more woman to the great list of HP Women: YOU! To me, you are the kind of woman that sets an example for all of us. You never fail to say kind words and are an ongoing supporter by voting and sharing. Thank you for this hub. Most importantly, thank you for being you.

      voting, sharing, pinning and simply remembering you always as a beautiful woman on the inside and outside.

      Many Blessings,

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well this article struck a chord. My goodness, look at all the comments already.

      To put it as succinctly as possible, where would we all be without women?

      Quite frankly, women have received the short straw for far too long in this country. Thank you for raising awareness for them all.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great read!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE, So lovely to see you here joining in the celebration of all women everywhere, including YOU! Thank you for leaving such an enthusiastic comment. Always remember you are beautiful. It is a wonderful thing to be a woman. Blessings always

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Ruby, Oh, yes, there are truly so many amazing women in the world and in history; it is lovely to think about how they have impacted the world in their own special way, including YOU! We can all learn so much from how Mother Teresa lived her life. The women of Gee's Bend come from humble beginnings as you will note if you watch the video. They are remarkable women who faced all sorts of adversity. They never thought the quilts they made out of true necessity would become iconic in the folk art world and in such high demand. Gee's Bend is not an easy place to get to as it is surrounded by water and very secluded. We are blessed with so many gifted women writers here on HubPages, and it is a gift to be able to read their work, as it is your writings. I know how blessed I am to have been blessed with my precious mother, who never said anything negative about anyone in her entire life and she lived to be 84! I am so glad you enjoyed the Bible quotes. I found the quotes of the wonderful women I chose to highlight very interesting and pertinent. I celebrate You, lovely Ruby! Peace and blessings always

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Ann, you are so kind and I appreciate the kindness and support you have shown me. oh, wow, what a blessing of a family you have there to cherish! Yes, this Mother's Day will surely be a lovely celebration of motherhood. Mother's Day here in the U.S. is on May 10th. Peace and blessings to you and yours always

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sha, Thank you for the awesome! Speaking of awesome, I celebrate YOU, one awesome lady and gifted writer, who we are all blessed to read, know and love. Oh, yes, there are so many remarkable women right here in this wonderful community to celebrate. Peace and blessings always, lovely woman

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Faith, what the faith... :)))))))

      You have been missed but came back with a hub that has staying power, beauty, inspiration and delight woven through every thoughtfully written section.

      I intend to visit frequently to check out the videos...Maya will be my first visit as she truly has been a 'woman for all women'...then again, I LOVE LUCY, oh you have definitely selected some gems.

      I am honored for the mention among such stellar lady hubbers - however I agree that you are at the top of the list!

      Love, hugs, peace and sharing...Voted UP and all that! Maria

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      LOl, my usual number one awesome man, Frank, to comment on my hubs ... you threw me off there by not being in your usual number one spot, but that's okay because John (Jodah) is in the number one awesome man commenter spot now. Tee hee ...I am sorry you were bumped down to number two, even though I tried to make you still number one. Thank you for forgiving me of my faux pas there, and I am very far from flawless, dear one. I hope you have a blessed day and remember to celebrate all the women in your life every day! Hugs

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Women's Day...every day! What a way to celebrate with your shout-outs to many fabulous women. Mother Teresa is such a beauty, inside and out. Maria...oh, Maria, my MM...a women who also gives of herself and is so appreciated. I would like to do a shout-out for two other women of HubPages who also think of others and are the true definition of women who rock! Martie, my SAA and Paula, my Effer! :) Thank you, Faith for this terrific tribute of wonderful women who make this world a better place to live. Such as yourself! :))

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      As always, well done!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Faith.....an absolutely fabulous tribute to Women! I did not know about this special day on March 8th! Where have I been?

      You do a splendid job when to comes to praising others and I want you to know YOU deserve a bushel of praise yourself, my dear. You're a special lady with a loving heart and I just know you're family feels blessed to have you.

      Hubpages seems to have a HUGE overload of talented, impressive females.....quite a Community to be proud to be a part of, for sure!! It would take hours upon hours to call out each by name.

      For today let's say, WE LOVE YOU ALL.....EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!!.UP++++++

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A beautiful Hub Faith Reaper and you've cherry-picked some of the most debonnaire, talented, brave and compassionate women of the last few centuries and some fine ladies also of HP town - you are the image of your beloved mother.

      I guess that Mary, the mother of Christ is the most blessed amongst all women yet I suppose that goes without saying.

      Just in time for ' Mothering Sunday ' this weekend here in the U.K. too; very apt. Sharing and pinning.

      Best Wishes to you and your family;

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      A well deserved tribute to the wonderful female species. A clever mix of past inspiring ladies and some equally wonderful ones from the hub world.

      You also manage to highlight the need for women's rights to protected and their safety ensured.

      Great work.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, Mary, how sweet of you to say. You are so kind, and I celebrate YOU for being such a special, beautiful and gifted woman. I am blessed to know you and read your work.

      You and I have been truly blessed in this life with are precious and wonderful mothers. I would love to read your hub about your mother, and if you do not mind, being it is celebrating a beautiful woman, your mother, I would love to link it here. I meant to tell Mary (Till) too that I would like to link her wonderful hub on the courageous woman she wrote of on HP.

      I appreciate the vote up and more, tweet, G+ and share

      You're the best!

      Bless you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for joining in the celebration here of all women everywhere as well as our amazing women right here on HubPages. You certainly have good taste in the company you keep as far as women : )

      That is sweet of you to say about my mother's smile and mine. She was a real angel right here on this earth.

      Time for that toast now!

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith: YOU are one of the most special women I am honored to know...regardless of all the women you mention in this stellar hub, your HEART stands out, your love for humanity manifests so genuinely, and I think it is so wonderful the time you took to remind readers of how special women are and how they should be honored and remembered. My husband is sleeping nearby (he gets up 2:30 a.m. for work) so I don't dare play the Audrey Hepburn video right now but I can't wait to watch that rain in Spain video you posted...What a fond memory you brought back as I DID see that great film! Mother Teresa, Lucy, Maya Angelou, all of these phenomenal women you honored and uplifted - THANKS for the memories, and again, for the time you took to put this tribute together. I also have to mention I went to your profile page to see if you changed your background...which I love them all...and I LOVE the awesome daffodils! My heart broke when I saw the gorgeous picture of your beautiful mom...I will forever miss my mom and my grandmothers...

      Most important YOU are to be celebrated dear friend...and honored, and thanks again for this off the charts hub and kudos for your sincerity in recognizing women, especially the great ones you mention that are part of our hub family. I pray for you and your family every day and I will continue to do so.

      Voted up, useful, beautiful awesome and interesting. GOD BLESS, Sparklea PS: Your pictures and visuals are spectacular.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, you are such a sweetheart, dear Kim. Thank you for your kind words here to me. I celebrate YOU and thank you too for being you! Never forget that you are more beautiful (inside and out) and more valuable than the rarest gems on this planet.

      I appreciate the vote up, pin and share

      Thank you for being you and blessing me this night with your lovely comment.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sorry to have missed this; glad you told me because I have boocoo emails.

      I have to agree with Ann on my women choices although I know the other woman are maybe grander I didn't personally know as much about them.

      Would have gotten here sooner but kinda been licking my wounds. Almost feel like writing about it and giving names! lol

      Great choice of women and of course it is like saying hello to Mom to see your mom here!

      Glad that share is finally working.

      ^+

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful hub, Faith! Thank you for honouring some wonderful women and reminding us of their great contributions to life. Your article is a lovely celebration of women's day. I'll share the hub.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Bill,

      Yes, women as a topic will do that ... strike a chord! I can't imagine what the world would do without women ...I shudder to think.

      You are blessed beyond measure to have such a loving women in your life. I hope you celebrate her each and every day.

      Women writers really went through great struggles to have their work taken seriously. I celebrate all of those women who have paved the way. God bless them all!

      Peace and blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Larry! So glad you enjoyed it.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      "What the Faith", indeed, my dear lovely friend, Maria! Tee hee Well, there sure is a lot of celebration going on in honor of ALL the magnificent women of the world and throughout history. Then, there is YOU, who I celebrate today and every day as well, for you are certainly one who knows how to celebrate the beauty of womanhood and your treasured "sistas" you love in this life.

      Thank you for being YOU. Please know you are cherished and loved always.

      I am so grateful for the vote up and share and all that ...

      (((Hugs))), peace and much love to you and yours, beautiful woman

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi All,

      You are all such phenomenal women and extraordinary men to join in celebrating women. I am overwhelmed here with the many lovely comments in celebration of women everywhere.

      I will have to catch up with all tomorrow, as I have an early morning and commute into the city.

      God bless you all for taking time to read and leave amazing comments, which add so much to the topic of this hub.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Congrats Faith! You have come out with this special one for Women's Day.

      I was expecting since three days for this kind of hub and you are the best here to do this great honour for our women with so nice and beautiful tribute to all of them. I appreciate you for this. Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful stories of women.

      Voted up, awesome and sharing also.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Lovely, Faith. There are so many women who make me wish to stand and cheer at their courage, fortitude, kindness, and gentleness. We have many here on HubPages as you mentioned and how blessed we are to have become members of such a community.

      You, Theresa, are a lovely one as well...since 'meeting' you a few years back, I have found coming to your pages a place where a message would be found that I would carry away with me.

      Hoping all is good with you. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps Voted up up and away and shared

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Faith this was very nice and interesting. I read to kill a mockingbird at school had to for my English Literature exam. I always thought that Harpe Lee was a man OMG. LOL.... so today i was in awe it's a woman. he he he!

      Lucy is a known clown lol... she sure give Mr. Moony a hard time working as his secretary. Maya has written some deep heartfelt poetry.....

      Nice picture of your mum.

      I hope all is well :)

      Take care

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Faith this really is an awesome hub. We should celebrate women everywhere, all the time and not just during the month of March. You have named some great ladies, among them two of my favorites, Maya Angelou and the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. I know there are too many to mention, such as Bridget Bardot, the lovely French actress who spent the rest of her life devoted to animals. And then there are some really brilliant ladies, like Hillary Clinton, who bring scorn and ridicule from a certain element of society, and Gloria Steinham who fought so dearly for women's rights, but we can't please everyone, can we?

      Harper Lee is great, and another great female author who published only one book was Margaret Mitchell and "Gone With the Wind", my favorite of all time. That photo of your mother looks like something out of Hollywood. She is beautiful. Voted up and awesome.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, what a beautiful tribute to women! I admire your selection of women to mention, Mother Teresa and Maya Angelou being two of my favorites, but all women are precious and deserve our respect and recognition. Faith, you're among the phenomenal.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Faith, this hub was absolutely amazing! I love Maya Angelou she has been a big inspiration for me. And I still laugh at the "I love Lucy episodes even though I have seen them all a million times. Mother Teresa and Audrey Hepburn you truly picked a group of winners here. voted up... awesome and sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, joy, Sunshine is in the house! Thank you for always spreading your joy around HP Town and I am sure everywhere you go to brighten the lives of others. I celebrate YOU, a courageous and happy women. Yes, let's give a special shout-out to your "sistas" Martie, your SAA and Paula, your Effer! They are both certainly women of strength, intelligence and beauty, like you.

      Thank you for such enthusiastic comments here.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Well, bless you, perspycacious. Thank you so much for stopping by to read.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Paula, what beautiful comments from a beautiful woman, YOU! Yes, let's celebrate ALL women here in this wonderful community and in this world.

      Yes, I did not realize March 8th is Happy Women's Day and the entire month of March is International Celebrate Women Month, until I just happen to read it somewhere. Then I thought it would make a great topic for a hub in honor of women everywhere. Women seem to be a great topic! Of course, we already know that to be the truth.

      Thank you for blessing my hub space with your beautiful presence, and I celebrate the woman of YOU!

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Romeos,

      I knew you would show up to join in the celebration of all women. I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like for Mary, the mother of Christ, so young and pure. I wonder if she fully comprehended just who she was bringing into this world. No mother should see her child go through what he went through on that cross, but we know he had to go through it for all of us sinners.

      Mother's Day here in the U.S. is not until May 10th. I know I was blessed beyond measure to have the precious mother I had in this life. Thank you for that about my mother. I hope one day I can become even half the woman she was in this life.

      I appreciate the share and pin. You're the best. I celebrate YOU as a man who knows how to appreciate all women.

      Hugs and blessings to you across the pond

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you so much for your kind comments in celebration of women. I am glad you enjoyed this hub. Yes, we must all try to do our part in stopping violence against women and we can start by being aware of the warning signs and of our surroundings.

      I celebrate the amazing woman of YOU!

      Peace and blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      God bless you too, my lovely friend, Sparklea. I celebrate YOU and praise God for you, as you make this world a much better place by just being in it.

      Thank you for your most generous and lovely comments. I always receive a blessing when you grace my hub space with your presence.

      I am glad you always like my background on my profile page. Yes, the daffodils are always the first to pop out from the frozen earth down here. It always amazes me.

      Yes, I know how much I was truly blessed in this life to have such a precious mother. It will be a beautiful day when I get to see her smiling face once again.

      Thank you for always keeping me and my family in your prayers, and please know I do you and yours too.

      Thank you for the vote up and more.

      I celebrate the amazing woman of YOU!

      God bless you too. (((HUGS)))

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      I finally made it down here to you LOL. Oh, bless you sweet heart, for you need not even be concerned about commenting here after all you have been through and take care of yourself, rest and heal from surgery, sweet friend. I celebrate the beautiful woman of YOU!

      I know you are going to be just fine. I am in constant prayer for you.

      I praise God for you for I am blessed to know you and call you friend.

      I know you miss your mother terribly too. We were indeed blessed in this life to have been given such precious mothers

      Thank you for the vote up and share as always. I am glad it is working too : )

      (((Hugs)))

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Alicia,

      Thank you so much for your kind and most generous comments here in celebration of women everywhere!

      YOU are to be celebrated for being one amazing woman, and we are all blessed to know you and read your amazing articles.

      I appreciate the share.

      Thank you for being here.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Dear Ven,

      What a lovely visit from you and so wonderful of you to join in the celebration of all women! I appreciate you for honoring women.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and more and sharing.

      I celebrate YOU for your support in celebrating all women and being a kind person on this earth.

      Hugs

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear PS, Oh, what truly lovely comments you have left here in celebration of all women everywhere. While reading your wonderful comment, the beautful, strong, compassionate and courageous woman, YOU, immediately came to mind. I do remember way back when I first started reading your hubs and watching your home videos and all of the wonderful videos you made of you making your lovely crafts. I admire your strength and attitude while going through the many trials you and your beloved famiky face. I celebrate the amazing woman of YOU as well as your beautiful and courageous daughter. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you. I appreciate the vote up and more. Sending Angels and love your way.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo (LadyFiddler),

      You nice to see you here. Harper Lee's full name is Nelle Harper Lee. Yes, Harper could go either way, but that is funny you thought she was a male all this time. However, many female writers in history did use male names or just their initials so that it could not be discerned by their name they were female in order to have their writing receive worthy notice and praise. Glad they were courageous woman and paved the way for future women. Yes, Maya is phenomenal. I love Lucy for sure LOL. She sure did give Mr. Mooney a run for his money Tee hee.

      Thank you for that about my mother. I am so blessed to have been blessed in this life with such a precious mother, as I know many were not.

      I hope you are well down there in paradise.

      I celebrate the lovely woman of YOU! Thank you for sharing your lovely gift of singing with us here in HP Town.

      God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MizB,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments which add so much to the topic here of celebrating women everywhere all of the time. Yes, women should be celebrated each and every day!

      So glad you like my choices, and it was a task trying to narrow it down. I started out with this huge list then after much thought realized I had to feature just one under each topic here for this hub would go on for days and days. I thought about Margaret Mitchell and "Gone With the Wind" one of my favorites of all too. I did get to the point of having two featured under each section but it was still too long.

      You have mentioned some amazing women here in your comments. Thank you for that about my precious mother. She sure was a gem of a woman and I know just how blessed I was to have such a precious mother.

      I celebrate the amazing and interesting woman of YOU! You're the best. I apologize for it talking me so long to get down the comment stream, but I am thrilled and delighted at such a response to celebrating women.

      I appreciate the vote up and awesome.

      Hugs and much love to you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dana,

      So lovely to see you here joining in the celebration of women everywhere. I am glad you like my selection of women featured here, which was a difficult thing to narrow it down to one under each topic.

      Yes, they are all winners, and you are among the winners here too. I celebrate YOU, a most beautiful woman.

      God bless you.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I hope that on women’s day the emphasis will be on the plight of third world women. Feminists, world leaders, men, everyone must speak out loudly and repeatedly against the following:

      1) Female genital mutilation

      2) Punishing rape victims

      3) Honor killing

      4) Strapping bombs to children

      5) Sexually enslaving women

      6) Murdering homosexuals

      7) Child marriage

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello poetryman,

      Yes, that is my hope too! No woman or person should be subjected to such torture in this life. All women of the world should be cherished, loved and respected. This is all senseless activities here you have pointed out, but there is much evil in the hearts of men, but I believe we can each do our part to speak up when we see such going on and report it to authorities or whomever and pray!

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      Angela Joseph 2 years ago from Florida

      You ought to celebrate yourself for this wonderful and timely hub, Faith. I knew that March is women's month, but I didn't know there was a Women's Day. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the women you selected. They are some of my favorites, and thanks for letting us know about Harper Lee's soon-to-be-released book. I will certainly look out for it. Voted up and sharing.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      A Great article on celebrating women, Faith. You are also touching on the lives of those that I truly admire.

      Mary Seacole was a contemporary of Florence Nightingale and by all accounts a truly courageous and remarkable woman. She was black and forgotten for a long time, but she wrote her autobiography and you know that somehow these things tend to surface after a while. She is now known and slowly being recognised in the world of nursing and medicine.

      Very appropriate Hub as Mother's day is tomorrow in England. Much peace.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi quildon,

      So lovely to see you stopping by to join in the celebration of women! Thank you for such kind comments here. I celebrate the lovely woman of YOU, for you seem to have such a gentle and beautiful spirit.

      God bless you

      I appreciate the vote up and sharing!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello manatita,

      So great to see you here this day joining in the celebration of women. I hope you are well. I know you are one to celebrate women each and every time you publish one of your beautiful poems. Thank you for always celebrating women in such an honoring manner and beautiful one too.

      I loved that you have shared of Mary Seacole, and I am glad she is now being recognized. Oh, a lovely tribute to her would be wonderful if you had the time! I would be thrilled to link it here if you decide to do one.

      Yes, Mother's Day here in the U.S. is not until May 10th, but I am thrilled to learn that Mother's Day is tomorrow there in England! That is good timing for I had no clue until all from England were informing me.

      Peace and blessings always

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is a wonderful, wonderful hub! Everything in it is wonderful and because it is of course written by a wonderful and bea-YOU-tiful person inside out.

      Love the message of Antonio Banderas and yes, Lucy is very entertaining. I haven't posted in a while on HP but more likely to on something gearing up to all the wonderful women out there.

      Great hub. Voted up and across plus of course sharing it.

      Love from the sky~

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi bea-YOU-tiful YOU, Chris! It is always such a joy when you grace my hub space with your lovely self and kind comments.

      Banderas certainly has an important message! Yes, I love Lucy too : )

      Oh, I am so looking forward to your upcoming hub about all of the wonderful women, and I would love to link it to this hub here.

      I celebrate the gorgeous woman of YOU!

      Thank you for the vote up and more and share

      Hugs and much love to you always

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      That means that you are now a truly global Soul, although I knew that for a while, anyway. God's willing, I will do a piece for Mother's Day tomorrow. Right now I'm spiritually weak (He he), and so I will look at a Chinese movie.

      Infinite gratitude for your discerning observation. I truly honour and respect women. Much peace.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, really, Manatita, that is cool and lovely.

      Yes, please build up your strength before tackling a piece for tomorrow Tee hee. Enjoy your movie.

      I know that you truly honor and respect women.

      Peace always

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very nicely done. One small voice for the world will echo countless times.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, Deb, beautifully stated.

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is a great piece and a wonderful tribute to just some of the many amazing women of the world. Up and awesome and more!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sg, Thank you for joining in the celebration of women here. So glad you liked this tribute. I celebrate the special woman of YOU! Blessings always

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Despite all good efforts the lot of the common women folk is almost the same. There should be something more than these rituals to change the mindset of the people.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Sanjay, Thank you for readong. Yes, there should be a lot more done to protect women from senseless and brutal acts of violence against them for sure!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What a beautiful tribute to some of the most wonderful women on the occasion of Women's day! I thoroughly enjoyed this. Your mother looks so beautiful and elegant.

      Great hub, voted up and thanks!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Such a beautiful tribute to all women, and to yourself for writing this.

      You are one of these beautiful women.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

      Hugs

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Chitrangadaran,

      I am so glad you thoroughly enjoyed this one in celebration of women everywhere, including YOU!

      Thank you for your lovely comment about my mother.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Shyron,

      I am so glad you enjoyed this tribute to women everywhere. I celebrate the beautiful woman of YOU!

      You are always so kind in your commenting, and I love it.

      I appreciate the vote up and more and share

      God bless you

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      A wonderful tribute to great women that you have chosen to honor. Nowadays women are considered to be equals but violence against women has not stopped. Great hub, voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vellur,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read in celebration of all women everywhere. Well, in third world countries they are not treated as equals.

      Yes, violence against women is on the increase, and we report such when we see it or know of it.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Blessings and peace

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      This is a wonderful tribute to wonderful women. Poetry, literature, art, entertainment, science, and activism are all better off because of these women. One small thing to note: in the title of the "poet" section, you seem to call Maya Angelou "Mary Angelou".

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Molly,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read. Oh, wow, I appreciate you noting that and letting me know! I must have read that countless times and did not catch that one. Maya is an amazing woman and poet. There are so many women in this world who all have made a huge impact in making this world a better place in which to live.

      Here's to all the amazing women in the world. I celebrate YOU, Molly!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was something else Theresa. I believe that all women should be recognized for what they are the same way that men are and not have to work harder to prove it.

      You have done very well in writing this between explaining, describing and honoring everyone. I remember watching that movie My Fair Lady. I liked it a lot.

      I thought slavery and except for male mates beating women that we were done with that.

      You should receive a medal for this. I voted it up++++, shared it. Plus Pinterest, Tweeter, and G+.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Kevin,

      Thank you so much for leaving such a generous comment here. Yes, we should celebrate all women not only during the month of March but every day.

      I am so glad you enjoyed reading this one and I appreciate you stopping by to join in the celebration of women. I celebrate YOU as a man who celebrates and appreciates women!

      I am grateful for the vote up and more and share, pin, tweet and G+

      Bless you always

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Lovely hub dear Faith..., and your mother looks soooo gorgeous. And you are very right in saying that women should be celebrated everyday. But some times it is us the women who make other women's life miserable which is very much general case mainly in India. Here a mother in law makes the life of a daughter in law so miserable that the later had to think about death and both the persons lady's only. Such pathetic scenes make very bad impression on whole system and next generation. Dedicating a day toward celebrating women while many women had to go through domestic violence and many other adverse situation is very shameful actually. If at least we woman be true to our own selves and to our fellow friends then life would be very beautiful. An well meant support and true respect for the growth of women is actually the need of the hour.

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub. Votes up interesting and shared across.

      Take care and I hope you doing great my friend, God bless you always.

      Deergha

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Deergha,

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my mother.

      You are the first one to point that out that not all women are nurturers, compassionate, loving, kind, wise, peacemakers, passionate, caregivers, unselfish, caring, intelligent and role models, but may be the exact opposite! I have known many women who are none of this and I pray that each one's heart is changed to be the loving, compassionate, selfless women they are created to be in this life. Yes, life would be very beautiful if we are true to our own selves and fellow friends and all with whom we come into contact. I am so sorry about the women there in your country, especially mother-in-laws, who make the lives of others miserable! I will tell you the truth; this just does not occur in your country but the US and worldwide. I completely understand about the mother-in-law situation too ...I think they believe no one is good enough for their son and so they find fault with every little thing for sure. I don't know if in your country women are thought of as secondhand citizens. That sure is not a good way to live in this life for anyone.

      Actually, the entire month of March is International Women's Day and is celebrated around the world in countries across the globe. March 8th is just called Happy Women's Day. I understand about all of the domestic violence and adverse situations which cause women so much harm and are truly shameful as you state, but I do not agree that a day to celebrate women should not occur due to the actions of others against women and women whose hearts are not right with God.

      I pray Psalm 51:10 - 12 for myself and everyone I know, especially women ..."Create in me, O' God, a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Take not your Holy Spirit from me, but restore unto me the joy of Your salvation to sustain me."

      I celebrate the beautiful woman (inside and out) of YOU, dear Deergha!

      God bless you too.

      I had my grands up for the weekend and a couple of extra days, so I am playing catch up here, and I will be heading over to your side of HP Town shortly!

      (((HUGS)))

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      kjforce 2 years ago from Florida

      Awesome write Faith Reaper...wouldn't expect anything less from you...

      If not for "Woman", this world would be in even worst shape. The one thing people do not think about is retirement....Whether or not a Woman in a stay at home or career person...WE never do retire...as a man can just sit in a rocker and never have to do another chore til death ! but WE still have to cook, clean, shop ( grocery ) nurture, and preserve the Family til the end... and YET Man was first in the garden..makes you wonder ??? guess it has nothing to do with physical strength..." Thanks, have a wonderful day !

      U R # 1 fan ..Dr. Karma Getzya

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, kj, for the "Awesome" and speaking of awesome ...YOU!

      No, there is certainly no true "retirement" for women, and maybe that is why we tend to outlive men. However, there are plenty of great men who don't know the meaning of "retirement" either, as I am blessed with a wonderful husband who does a lot of those chores you have stated above.

      Having stated that though, I do understand from where you are coming, wonderful woman.

      Thank you for being you, fabulous!

      Hahaha about the #1 fan of Dr. Karma, and I know from where you are coming on that one ... Tee hee : ) Thank you for the smiles.

      I do hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend so far.

      Peace

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Women are not always honored and given tributes for the amazing lives they live and all of the gifts they give to the world. Too many times throughout history the importance of women has been overlooked and as you know even today that can and does happen.

      Thankfully voices like yours take the time to give honor and attention to some of the women who have made lasting impacts on all of our lives.

      Great hub...one to read and reread.

      Once again sending many Angels to you and yours....ps Voted up ++++ and found no way to share on HubPages or on any other sites.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear PS,

      Yes, that is a sad truth about far too many times in history women are overlooked, even today.

      I appreciate your kind comments, especially coming from one amazing woman such as yourself! I am blessed to know you.

      Thank you for the vote up and more. They moved the share buttons to the far left at the top and they are smaller, but if you may have to readjust your screen view on your computer to see them.

      I always receive a blessing whenever you stop by to visit.

      Hugs and much love to you and yours ...Angels heading your way too, lovely woman

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      ocfireflies 18 months ago from North Carolina

      Theresa

      Greetings. I hope it is okay for me to revisit this hub. If I may, please add my sweet mama to the list of amazing women. How I miss her...And how I have missed you. Trying my best to get back in the HP groove.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      kjforce 18 months ago from Florida

      faith reaper...well written found this most interesting..

      Been having health issues for the past year, still behind the eight ball though...will I ever catch up ?

      Thanks for the share...and Happy New Year 2016

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, My Darlin’ Kim,

      You are such a treasure …a most rare gem on His creation! Thank you for gracing my hub space here, however many times you wish, especially being I have nothing new to offer anyone to read! LOL

      Yes, our sweet momma’s are like no others in this life. I sure do miss my precious mother, who went on to glory at Christmas in 2012. I know my grandchildren missed out in knowing her, and I can only pray that I will be even a small fraction of what she was in this life …

      Don’t worry about being away, as HP is forgiving and always welcomes us stray ones back, so don’t worry about anything like that …I have so many writings to share, but just so busy with life, I haven’t had a chance to finalize anything worth publishing. I only wish to publish something worth someone else’s time to read. I so look forward to anything you have a desire to write, dear heart!

      On December 28, I was blessed with another grandson, Charlie! He is such a doll. I have my three other grandchildren to bless me at all times too. Work has been so busy with all those crooked politicians on the loose LOL, but at least I am on the side who attempts to keep them ethical (hahaha) and punishes those who violate the law and the public’s trust.

      Hugs and blessings to you and yours this New Year, sweet woman.

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Hi kj force!

      What a tremendous blessing seeing you pop in here on my page! You surely have been missed, please know. Others have asked me what happened to you and I did not know what to tell them.

      I'm sorry about your health issues, and I will surely keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I always loved everything you wrote and will surely love anything you have time to write in the future! I have been remiss in publishing anything here of late on HP, just busy with life. I have a new grandson, Charlie, who was born on December 28, so he makes my fourth grandchildren!

      I know why they call them grand because they are "grand" in every sense of the word, and what's even better, we are "grand" in their eyes too LOL.

      Hugs and blessings to you and yours in this New Year and always, darling woman!

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      Word 18 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Faith, this was well written for a day that women deserve. Women are God's greatest gift to us men. I love, love it and love it. I'd like to celebrate women every day. My hat's off to ya for such a wonderfully written hub Faith. Come back and visit me sometime.

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      kjforce 18 months ago from Florida

      faith reaper..congrat's on the birth of # four..Charlie..

      The best part of " grand parent " is we get a " free " makeover/doover in/through their lives..been there done it...

      We have so much to share with them.. all positive..

      enjoy and seize the day...kj

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      ocfireflies 18 months ago from North Carolina

      Theresa,

      Congratulations and warm welcome to Charlie. I am still waiting on grandchildren. Smiles. Hope you are staying warm. Our entire state has been hit hard by "Jonas" 2016 blizzard. So very thankful for my woodstove.

      Blessings Dear One,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Well, Hi There, Dear Al (Word55)!

      I love, love, love your enthusiasm about women. So lovely to see you again on my pages. I have been remiss in publishing anything new just to real life going on, but I plan to remedy that soon.

      I will pop over to your side of HP Town to see what's happening shortly.

      God bless you real good

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Thank you, kj,

      That's for sure! So happy you've experienced such "grand" joy in this life.

      I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, please know.

      Hugs and Peace

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Lovely Kim,

      Thank you. I do hope that one day you will experience the "grand" love of being a grandmother and having those grandbabies to love on. It is a love like no other ...as you will find out one day.

      Brrr...dear one, please keep warm and no travels if you can help it! I pray you have enough wood to keep that wood burning stove going for a long time!

      Sending warm hugs your way, lovely one

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      Peg Cole 12 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      This one is truly special as it celebrates the contributions of women made in such a variety of ways. Thanks for remembering and sharing with us the women of history, art, crafts, music, stage and writing and for capturing their best moments for us to enjoy.

      I only recently discovered Maya Angelou and truly enjoyed her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Lucille Ball brought many hours of laughter into our lives, something we need more of these days. Of course, Harper Lee's classic work continues to touch the lives of so many. You have truly gathered a great collection here. Bravo.

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Peg,

      Yes, there are so many women throughout history and so it was a task to try to narrow down the list to these few here. I'm glad you discovered May Angelou and enjoyed her book.

      It is a wonderful gift to make others laugh, just as Lucille Ball did throughout her lifetime. I think it is every writer's dream to write something that touches lives of so many like Harper Lee's work ...

      I appreciate your most generous comments here.

      Bravo to all women everywhere, and you too, special woman!

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