Happy Women’s History Month and welcome to the one month of the year where we get to specifically celebrate ladies being awesome. Every day! For 31 days!
I, like most students of the public education system, was given an abridged version of women’s history in school: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed a super awesome girl-gang that fought for country-wide gender equality and suffrage (But really, can you believe that was a thing they had to fight for?), and Sacagawea was an incredible tracker and translator who is responsible for the settling of California and most of the western United States.
And don’t get me wrong, those women are important. But I know that I personally left high school feeling like I’d missed something and had to go looking for my own historic heroes. It’s just that there are a lot of important women. So many that I’d never be able to list them all if I sat here typing until the end of Women’s History Month.
Think about all of the amazing ladies throughout history we don’t talk about in school. The punk girlbands. The rebels and revolutionaries. The teachers, nurses, CEO’s, missionaries, fashion moguls, moms, ballerinas, neuroscientists, and every other important thing women are and can be!
Whatever you’re passionate about, take a lesson from any of history’s amazing and awesome women and get excited, make demands, and stand up for what you believe in.