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A- Z Of Inspirational Women - M Is For ....

Hey Feministas,

Lets get celebrating some amazing women again. If you missed last months post you can find out all about inspirational women bedding with L here.


Mae West

A siren of the silver screen Mae West was sassy and sexy. Mae was much more than just a pretty face, turning her talents to screenwriting, acting and singing battling the world of censorship due to her sexual writings. With avant garde attitudes towards bringing hot topics like homosexuality and female sexuality into the lime light meant that some of her plays got shut down before opening night, This didn't stop Mae she kept writing, performing and  speaking out for women and Gay rights. Her Hollywood career didn't even begin until she was almost 40 and that didn't stop her taking the rest of the world by storm becoming the second highest paid person in the US by 1935.  Next time you have a movie night grab some classics like 'She Done Him Wrong', 'I'm 'No Angel' or 'The heat's on' and watch her work some magic.

Maya Angelou

From one phenomenal woman to another Maya Angelou really had a way with words. If you have never been fortunate enough to read any of her work I urge you to pick up one of her books and get lost in and inspired by her empowering words, Maya was a wise woman who came from a background of hard work and heartache. Well traveled and living a full life fighting for civil rights which is explored through her writing. I remember the first time I read one of Angelou's poems in a noisy playground at school my mind was blown and my heart roared with inspiration her words have a way of making you feel like you can take on the world, Although she sadly passed in 2014 Maya Angelou will live on for a lifetime in her timeless books.


Marilyn Monroe

A face that anyone recognises and a woman who rose to be a huge popular icon even long after her death, Marilyn Monroe wasn't always a movie star. Coming from a broken home and married by the age of 16, Monroe worked in a factory. The rise from working class factory floor to world renowned movie star is inspirational alone. She knew what she wanted and she went for it modelling and taking small parts before striking lucky. Despite taking on many 'dumb blonde' roles Marilyn was far from stupid, speaking out for herself and writing poems in her spare time, As a suffer of anxiety Monroe wasn't afraid to seek support in a world that frowned upon the misunderstood taboo of mental health. Monroe was a big believer in equal rights speaking out in her last interview about everyone in the world no matter what faith and background being equal.

Margaret Mead


Margaret Mead rose to popularity equally for her outspoken nature and scientific abilities, An American anthropologist who wrote a total of 23 books.  Known for her work with women's rights and other hot subjects on a vast array of topics such as child rearing, sexual morality, pollution and any other corner of the world that needed a fight or a voice to be heard, A big believer if coming together to make change in the world. Inspiring women and men a like around the world to take action and help others around them.

With that I will leave you with the words of Melissa May



Who is your M inspiration?


43 comments:

  1. What an amazing list, I love Marilyn. I would have to say Marilyn would be my M inspiration

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  2. What an interesting read, we should definitely celebrate these inspiring females.

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  3. I love Mae West. :)

    I can't wait to see more of your list :)
    #ukbloggers

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    1. Mae West is so under rated and thank you for stopping by x

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  4. What a lovely bunch of inspirational strong women. I can't decide which I admire the most, all just amazing

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    1. There are just so many inspirational women to celebrate x

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  5. Maya Angelou's quote is so powerful and true, people will remember the feelings even more than words. You made a wonderful list of remarkable women.

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    1. She was such an amazing woman if you haven't read any of her work I suggest you try some you will be blown away x

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  6. A great interesting read! All inspirational. I only know Marilyn Monroe from the list but they others also look great

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    1. Do check them out you will not be disappointed x

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  7. Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, easily two of my favourite women! So inspirational.

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  8. Great list - I think it's so important to celebrate all kinds of women! I had no idea Mae West was 40 when she broke into Hollywood - I love a good random fact!

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  9. I'd add Marie Curie to that fantastic list. :)

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  10. Yes Maya Angelou's novel 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' was breathtaking in its poise and no-nonsense approach to her difficult upbringing. She was a phenomenal woman. Marilyn Monroe was incredibly smart and often engaged in intellectual conversation with many scientists.

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    1. I am actually going to reread it as it has been so long and I am craving some Angelou wise words x

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  11. Really enjoyed this. So many inspiring women but my favourite is Maya Angelou, and mainly simply for the fact that I know more about her than anyone else but I also love Marilyn, Such a beautiful soul. I will definitely look into the other ladies also.

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    1. do check them out and I am glad I could at least give you a brief intro to them x

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  12. Great, inspiring post. I find Maya Angelou the most inspiring.

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  13. I really do love your lists of inspirational women, and this might just be my favourite one yet! Everyone should read Maya Angelou at a young age, and well, Mae West playing 20s in her 70s... what a woman1 ;) x

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    1. I think it should be in the curriculum for sure it would really inspire so many young minds x

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  14. Oh now that was such an interesting read, I feel quite guilty of not knowing who they all were x

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    1. Now you do though and I am glad to introduce you xx

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  15. what a lovely positive and inspiring post it raises women up for sure

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    1. Thank you so much I love writing this series x

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  16. Such a lovely post and a great list of inspirational women! x

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    1. Thank you lovely please do check out the other posts x

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  17. Maya Angelou for me I love wise woman who learn from life and guide pthers

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  18. Maya Angelou for me. Such an inspiring list of women for a great variety of reasons

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    1. I really want to reread some of her books x

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  19. I have adored Mae West since I was a little girl, I've always adored her attitude. I found her easier to relate to as well, because she wasn't as slim as some of the other actresses I saw in films - more like me!

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    1. She is a real go getter that is for sure x

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  20. Oh gosh - I guess Marilyn - she was incredible in so many ways. Great post, and series. kaz x

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    1. Thank you so much I really enjoy writing these ones x

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  21. Incredible list! Literally every woman on this one has touched my heart and shaped my life in some way or another. You're so wonderful, babe xx

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    1. As are you super awesome horror sister x

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    2. As are you super awesome horror sister x

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