Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

A 12-year-old female welder working for the Australian Air Force in 1943.

The Russian Night Witches, a bad ass female bomb squadron that fought in WWII and are worth reading about.

A female Shaman of a Native American people, specific tribe unstated or unknown. By Edward S. Curtis

Mother and child in Vietnam

Simone De Beauvoir

Goat herders, Dijibouti, Africa. From National Geographic

Georgia O'Keeffe

A soldier returning from her tour of duty.

Buddhist nun Pema Chodron

Frida Kahlo

Firefighters in a training activity during WWII.

A girl of the Dogon people in Mali.

Circus Performer, 1950. Image from

Camille Claudel

Amy Poehloer

Annie Oakley

From National Geographic: A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. It is the month of Ramadan, a fast that culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day celebration. Tens of thousands of people leave the city to go to their home village and celebrate with their families. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages.

Balinese Women. Image by Brandon Hoover.

The singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer

Belarussian girls wearing homemade grass skirts dance in a river while celebrating Ivan Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday, in Turov. Image from

All Images taken from Pinterest.


  1. I loved this post, especially Frieda and Amy Poehler. I would love to add one of my own: Mother Theresa. She is such an inspiration to me of living a life of total selflessness, something I will never be able to do.

  2. Love this collection of photos. Such inspiring women!

  3. This made me cry a little. You are always making me cry a little.

  4. Colleen, I hear you. There are only about a billion other women I wish I could include.

    Maggie, I know! Hearing about other women's lives always inspires me.

    Every day I wake up and think, How can I make Lou cry today? No joke.

  5. Wow. This puts all kinds of things in perspective, doesn't it?

  6. Another great post to stop me in my tracks and make me think, ponder, reflect. Thank you!


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