I remember reading works by these women through childhood. Whether required for school or voluntary, each of them influenced me in ways I never anticipated. Each woman I remark upon today changed history for the better with the power of their words. They overcame adversity in many forms, often using their experiences as fuel for their writing. They serve as inspiration as women and as writers.
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”
I don’t know how you feel about dreams, but I have a love-hate relationship with mine. I don’t mean interpretive dreams that would make Sigmund Freud drool. I mean dreams of those realistic, just-out-of-reach daytime things.
I’ve been pondering the wonderful pack I prowl around with. I am truly beyond blessed for all of the fiercely fantastic souls I’ve gotten and am getting to know. These connections are born out of charity and mutual interest. We put up with one another’s quirks and flaws out of love. We remind one another of our best traits when we forget just how priceless our souls are.
All of these stories are connected by this question. Maybe they were born from a self-centered place and eventually changed the world. Maybe it was asked out of mere curiosity or an innate need to profoundly change the world. Perhaps it was asked by someone wanting to rid the world of one of its many ails. There’s no telling where, how, or why these questions were asked, but they were. And things changed.