There are so many incredible women out there who are inspirational, either for changing the world or even for pursuing their dreams. So who are some of your inspirational women, in honour of International Women’s Day? I’d really like to hear what you guys have to say!
Some of the women I’ve found inspirational in my life are:
- J.K. Rowling - she went through a lot in her life; and on the book side of things, she was rejected so many times by different publishers for Harry Potter, but that never stopped her trying: she was determined, she persevered, and she’s an incredible woman.
- Jocelyn Bell - for those of you who don’t know, she was the first to discover something called ‘radio pulsars’, which was an amazing discovery in the world of astrophysics. But she was overlooked for the Nobel prize for it, which went to her supervisor (unsurprisingly, a man) and this caused a lot of controversy; since then, though, she’s received many other awards for her work in science. She’s one female physicist I admire.
- My nan - so not exactly someone you can put into Google and read up about, but she was inspirational to me personally. She unfortunately passed away just before I got my book deal with Random House, but she was supportive of my writing and always encouraged me to read when I was younger as well. (I remember she’d go out to Waterstones for the new Harry Potter books as they were released to make sure I had a copy asap.)
So who is a woman you look up to? Maybe someone you know, a celebrity, or even a fictional female character who’s inspired you in life. Comment on this post, Tweet me @reekles, or leave a note in my ask box! xo