People often think that girls like to prance around wearing pink and playing with dolls, WRONG!! Girls are so much more than that. We are inventors, engineers, chefs, authors, and so much more. Girls are now doing amazing things that people never thought they could do. We are flying into space, we are diving underwater, and no matter what happens girls will always be much better than the assumptions made about them!! So who are some of the best known
women in modern and past history?
First off, we have Simone Biles. Simone Biles is a world class gymnast who now has 30 medals from the Olympics and World championships combined. Simone has achieved all of this at the young age of 23! She had to push through a tough childhood to get where she is today. She was born on March 14, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio. Her and 3 other siblings had to go in and out of foster care for 3 years until their grandfather stepped up to care for them. When she was 15, Biles started doing homeschooling to help with her training. She graduated from homeschool in the summer of 2015, announcing that she was giving up her contract with UCLA to compete professionally; and enrolling in the University of People to study administration and business. She has continued her gymnastics career ever since reaching the level of a Senior international elite gymnast.
Next we have Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was the first ever woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic ocean and also set a record for being the first ever person to fly a plane across the Atlantic and Pacific. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Kansas. She also did not have the best past. Her mother married a man who never stopped drinking. He was always trying to establish his career. After a while things got out of hand with Amelia’s father. When this happened her mother would take both Amelia and her sister over to their grandparents house were they ended up spending most of their childhood. Amelia’s family were all reunited when Amelia turned 10. Amelia grew to have a fond admiration of the soldiers in World War 1 and decided to become a pilot herself. She continued to do her passion of piloting until she went missing in 1937.
Lastly, we have Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was a Civil rights activist that stood for freedom for the Black community. She was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, AL. Her mother a teacher and her father a carpenter. When she was a child she was very small in size and suffered from poor health. Her parents later divorced and she was taken to go live with her grandparents, brother, and mother on her grandparents farm. She went to rural schools until she was 11. She took vocational and academic courses. She later went on to attend a school by the Alabama State Teachers College. Rosa ended up dropping out of the school to care for both her mother and grandmother after they both fell sick. After finally finishing high school she went on to become a well-known Civil rights activist that stood for freedom of Black people. She became famous for her Montgomery bus boycott on December 1, 1955 after refusing to give up her seat. Rosa died on October 24, 2005 at the age of 92.
All in all, as you can see women are much more than people think they are. Women can fly and soar, and at this point women can do anything.
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