IWD 2020:  Women who changed our world in the last 100 years, March 08, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1286)

As we annually celebrate International Women’s Day this year on March, 08, 2020, I wish to also highlight some of the many women who have made a difference in our lives around the world in the past 100 years.

Speaking for myself, I will highlight below four of these influential women from the U.S.–though there are so many more to choose from.  And I hope that my readers from the U.S. and other countries will also suggest additional influential women biographies and their resource links in the comments below.  Cheers!

Margaret Sanger – a nurse advocate for family planning resources and women’s reproductive health, in part possibly inspired by her own mother’s 18 pregnancies with only 11 live births; though Sanger was not without her critics, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966, praising her work with minorities;

Eleanor Roosevelt – advocate for human rights, especially for women and children, which culminated in her participation in the United Nations “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” project;


Shirley Chisolm – A civil rights activist and the first Black woman to run for Presidential office in 1972  and who was elected to congress from the state of New York, serving from 1969-1983;

Prof. Maya Angelou – Civil Rights activist, author of numerous books, and a literary icon who famously wrote and performed the beautiful “On the Pulse of Morning” poem for Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; as well as, her authoring a plethora of inspiring poems, such as Angelou’s stirring poem “And Still I Rise”;

And happily, TIME Magazine has also thought to feature influential women of the last 100 years.

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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1 Response to IWD 2020:  Women who changed our world in the last 100 years, March 08, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1286)

  1. March 12 & 17, 2020–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog post #1286 on IWD! I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

    hungryvicki & Esther


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