Five women that inspire us
At Thidols we stand for equality and diversity. But being a brand created by women we always look up to inspiring and empowering ladies, incredible heroines of their time. Courageous women who took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for the next generations of girls. Here are just a few of our all time favorite super women out there.
- Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida Kahlo was an artist, activist, and feminist icon. She’s a symbol of strength, originality, and unwavering passion. Overcoming a number of obstacles to follow her dream of becoming a fine artist, Frida persevered and gained recognition for her unique style and perspective. With her vibrant palette and mix of realism and fantasy, she addressed important topics like identity, class, and race, making her voice, and the voices of girls and women alike, heard. Her extraordinary life and art continue to influence and inspire others to follow their dreams and paint their own realities.
- Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry. She became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. Her efforts with her husband Pierre led to the discovery of polonium and radium, and she championed the development of X-rays. Curie made many breakthroughs in her lifetime and her work saved countless lives. Remembered as a leading figure in science and a role model for women, she has received numerous posthumous honors.
- Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Mother Teresa was born in 1910 in Skopje, the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia. She founded a Roman Catholic congregation that has been active since 1950, and now spans 133 countries. The congregation has helped build schools and orphanages, manage the homes of those dealing with homelessness, HIV, leprosy and tuberculosis. She was recognised as a saint in 2016, 37 years after she won a Nobel Peace Prize. She believed in doing whatever was possible to help, whether big or small, with her philosophy being; “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa will continue to be a symbol of hope, peace and compassion for citizens of the world for decades to come.
- Malala Yousafzai (1997-)
Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 but survived. In 2013, she gave a speech to the United Nations and published her first book, I Am Malala. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai is a human rights advocate and a champion for education in her native Pakistan. She has since become a well known and popular philanthropist and an example of peace and empowerment for young people.
- Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, back in 1955. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities. The courage she showed in that instance sparked the civil rights movement in America, and her simple act of defiance changed the lives of millions of people. “I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen” was the quote that Rosa Parks best used to describe the reasoning behind her act of defiance.
There are many more women and men that inspire us to be better every day. People that give us examples of perseverance, resilience, honesty, humility, strength, courage.
At Thidols we want to honor their work and their legacy every day.
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