Whilst I was conducting my research into the women we meet on a day to day basis, that are our inspirations; I was given various names of awesome and inspiring women who are ‘famous’. I wanted to share with you these women and a couple of lines as to why they inspire us. I have added a couple of my personal inspirations in here too. I have a very loooong list of women so I have split into two parts. I will post the second part next week.
Roopa is one my my very personal inspirations. After reading The Way Things Look to me I just wept. The character of Lila was almost me. The eczema she suffers with affects her image issues and the ill confidence she has in herself. Somehow I felt that character had been written for me. I didn’t resort to self harm but I can’t deny I thought about it at the time when my eczema was really bad. Pleasure in pain. One of my dreams is to meet Roopa one day and receive a hug from her. It’s all I want from one of my biggest literary inspirations.
I’m a child of the 80’s and therefore I grew up watching Neighbours. Who didn’t? I was infatuated with the love story of Scott and Charlene. To date I am a huge fan of Kylie’s and her song ‘cant get you out of my head’ is one of my all time fave party songs. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005 it saddened me, the woman who I had grown up with in front of my eyes had cancer! How was that possible? Glamorous women don’t get cancer! Subsequently she overcame the cancer and has a long and prosperous career in front of her, even more than what she has had so far. I am going to see Kylie in concert in a couple of weeks. Cannot wait! I had a aunt who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago and she was beautiful woman who was an inspiration to everyone around her. She worked hard, was funny, shared her bacardi with me, her children have been bought up well with good values and she would’ve been proud of them. Now she was a true inspiration to everyone who had ever had any contact with her.
Whatever people say or think about the Gaga; she is an individual. I wasn’t sure what to make of her when she first entered the music scene. What I have grown to love about Lady Gaga is that she doesn’t conform, speaks her mind and stands up for what she believes in. I don’t like to conform and sometimes am attacked for having my own views. That’s why she makes it to my list.
Behind every successful man is a woman and being the first black lady of America inspires many women. Classy, graceful and a great role model. Nuff said. Michelle you’re a woman substance.
With her words she makes me cry. Yes, it doesn’t take a lot to make me cry but Adele has that mellifluous voice which engulfs my whole body and my mind too. The woman with the words and the voice that resonates with every broken heart in the world; who when having a conversation with would be like any other young woman from London but when she sings she transports you to a different time. To the soul world, the ballad world or the jazz world but most of all who reaches into the deepest realms of your heart.
The woman who died so young, did so much for charity. Who was a mother, sister, humble woman and the people’s princess. When I see Wills and Kate preparing for their wedding I think Diana would’ve liked her. She will never be replaced but I do hope Kate carries on her good name, work and nature.
The woman who tirelessly works to save young girls from been trafficked and is a social activist. Anuradha is the founder of Maiti Nepal which is an organisation in Nepal dedicated to helping victims of Sex Trafficking
Visit Maiti Nepals website here and lets save girls from being trafficked.
The first female to win the best director Academy Award. Wow, what an honour! Kathryn won the award for making a wonderful film about a group of bomb disposal experts, Ok, so she was married to James Cameron for a short period of time but only she could’ve handled this subject, kept it masculine and not made it into a tear jerker.
This is a lady that inspires probably every person in the world and not just women. She was an Albanian who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1950. Mother Theresa has been given a Nobel prize and Bharat Ratna. She devoted her life to many charities in Calcutta. Mother Theresa has devoted her life to the good of others; how many people in the world can boast of that? Mother Theresa is probably the most inspirational lady in history. I salute her memory.