A Thank You to All of The Beautiful and Powerful Women
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

A Thank You to All of The Beautiful and Powerful Women

Five amazing women in history, that you might have not even heard of.

A Thank You to All of The Beautiful and Powerful Women

In the honor of it being National Women's History Month, I wanted to dedicate the time to thank every single woman for their strength and relentless power. Women are beautiful and strong; they deserve our praises for the millions of things that they juggle at once. Take the time to thank all of the women in your life. Here are some amazing women in history that you may have not even known of.

1.       Florence Howe

Florence was born in Brooklyn in 1929, she had participated in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s. Florence Howe is the founder of The Feminist Press, established in 1970, where they dedicated to advancing women's rights and telling stories of unknown women that deserved to have their voices heard. After 50 plus years The Feminist Press is the longest surviving women's publishing house in the world.

2.       Ellen Ochoa

Ellen was born in Los Angles, Ochoa's grandparents had immigrated from Sonora, Mexico. In 1980 Ochoa had gone to Stanford where she obtained a master's and doctorates in electrical engineering. she was the first Hispanic woman to go up into space in 1993. Ellen Ochoa was the chief of the Intelligent Systems Technology Branch at Ames, where she supervised engineers and scientists in the research and development of computational systems for aerospace missions.

3.       Patsy Mink

Mink is a third-generation Japanese American; she was raised on the Island of Maui. After being rejected to multiple med schools she had decided to take law and attended the University of Chicago Law School. She was the first Japanese American to be elected to Congress, she had served a total of 12 years. Mink had been involved in the first federal child-care bill, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, a lawsuit which led to changes to presidential authority under the Freedom of Information Act in 1971, and Mink was also the co-author of the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools.

4.       Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was a poet, activist, and politician. She fought for civil rights, women's emancipation, and anti-imperialism, and was apart of India's battle for independence from Great Britain. She was a follower of Gandhi and believed in his idea of swaraj. Naidu had become the first President of the Indian National Congress. Sarojini Naidu had also traveled all over the world talking about women empowerment, nationalism, and social welfare.

5.       Madonna Thunder Hawk

Madonna Thunder Hawk is a member of the Oohenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux River Tribe. She is a prominent Indigenous activist; Thunder Hawk is one of the founders of Women of All Red Nations and Warrior Women Project. The organization had focused on abuse, children, family rights, political prisoners, and threats to the indigenous land. The Warrior Women Project focused on helping indigenous activists to share their stories.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

College 101: How To Ease The Back To School Blues

Getting back into the school groove when you just can't seem to let go of summer.

Beyond The States

With fall classes just beginning, many of us find ourselves struck with summer withdrawals. Especially for those who refrained from taking courses over the summer, it can be quite difficult to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately, there are various ways to help make the transition back to college as smooth as possible.

Keep Reading... Show less
Dating Apps

We Met At A Bar

Salvage what you can; if you can't, it's alright to walk away.

We Met At A Bar
Anne Waldon

We met at a bar.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Mets And Me

They may be the worst sometimes, but this baseball team has given me more than I could ask for.

Rich Schultz/Getty Images

On September 3rd, 2001, a sea of children littered my home's navy-carpeted den to watch baseball during my dad's 40th birthday extravaganza. A baseball game flickered on the TV, and a red and blue bubble of a scoreboard sat in the bottom right corner of the screen. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies were in a wild game at Veterans' Stadium. As I, a five-year-old boy with a jumble of curly blonde hair, sat in the back of the kid clump, I wondered which team I should root for. After a long debate with myself, I decided that I should root for the team that's winning (duh). But, as the ninth inning rolled around with the Phils maintaining a 7-5 lead, some magic occurred. The Mets put up five runs in one frame, stunning the Phillie fans in the room and winning the game 10-7.

Keep Reading... Show less

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

If you love BTS, I'm sure you relate to one or many of them in several ways. This star test will help you learn more about which member you are most connected to.

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

Astrological signs tell a lot about a person. Do you ever wonder what your BTS bias star sign is? Is it the same as yours, or or are you more like one of the other amazing members? Take a look and find out what yours (and the members of Bangtan) says about you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Hittin' the Road Playlist

With the end of August approaching more quickly than many of us would like, the preparation for school is happening in more ways than just one.


The car is all packed. The money you saved (and didn't spend online) from your summer internship is secured quietly in your bank account. The immediate reunion with your long-distance college friends is set. The real question on everyone's minds is: do you have the perfect melody to jam to as you journey back to school? 

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments