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.
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.
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.
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 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?