I am woman 

The Red Couch

Red is often associated with anger or passion.

: Lots of times its associated with strife, related especially to the struggle of women against adversity or abuse.

Social media plays an important role in highlighting the roles of women throughout history.

There were real badAss women like Bonny who died in a hail of bullets after a binge of robberies alongside Clyde.

 Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962)

American actress / singer / model

Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997)

Catholic missionary nun / charity


Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013)

British Prime Minister

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – )

British monarch since 1954

Queen Victoria ( 1819 –1901)

British monarch

Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005) –

American civil rights activist

Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ) US

media celebrity.

Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) –

Third Prime Minister of India.

Eva Peron (1919 – 1952) – First

Lady of Argentina

Benazir Bhutto (1953 – 2007) –

Prime Minister of Pakistan

J.K.Rowling (1965 – ) British

author of Harry Potter series.

Angelina Jolie (1975 – ) Actress,

director, humanitarian. 

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Swedish actress. Featured in


Coco Chanel (1883-1971) –

French Fashion designer

Amelia Earhart (1897– 1937) –

Female aviator

Mary Magdalene (4 BC – 40AD) –

devotee of Jesus Christ

Madonna (1958 – ) American Pop


Mata Hari (1876-1917) Dutch

exotic dancer, executed as spy.

Cleopatra (69 -30 BC) Queen of


Grace Kelly (1929-1982)

American actress and later

Princess of Monaco.

Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003) –

American actress.

Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993)

British actress and humanitarian.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929

– 1994) – American wife of JF

Kennedy, author

 Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959)

American jazz singer.

Billie Jean King (1943 – ) –

American tennis players and

campaigner for equality.

Anne Frank (1929-1945) – Dutch

Jewish author who died in


Marie Antoinette (1755 – 1793)

French Queen, executed during

the French revolution. 

Emmeline Pankhurst

(1858-1928) – English suffragette.

Julie Andrews – British singer

Florence Nightingale – British


Marie Curie – Polish / French


Many of our ordinary women will never have their stories etched in historical archives, for someone to retrieve oneday when they have a school project or need relatable information to highlight WOMEN’S MONTH next year, but their lives are just as important, just as meaningful…. Their stories run like a river from Iran, Iraq, India, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, France, Serbia, Croatia, South Africa,  Macedonia, Sudan….to name a few….

 These women’s lives thread through global economy, gender equality, leadership opportunities, violence, suffering, international business movements, lifespan, money, human trafficking, religious order…..

These women have a face, a name, a voice. Can other women take care and keep the same candle of dignity burning, the same measure of importance alive in the avenues of conversation, so it will not blight their journey and make it meaningless.

Would regular women do the same as celebrities & celebrate all women? Without purchasing hope…. Just giving it in our embrace….

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