Strong Like Her

  • Angelie Rasmussen

Abstract

17-year-old Joan of Arc led an army to victory


and proved the fiery strength of women


Jane Austen led women to have a voice,


writing her mind when told not to


Susan B. Anthony led a fight for human rights


with visions of a just world


Harriet Tubman led hundreds out of slavery


with a wanted sign on her head


Marie Curie led by being the first woman


to receive a Nobel Peace Prize


Helen Keller led with her determination


to give strength to the disabled


13-year-old Anne Frank led with her words of hope


for light in the darkest hours


Rosa Parks led others off the back of the bus


and toward equality


Mother Teresa led those suffering into warmth and love t


hrough her devotion to charity


Oprah Winfrey led her life from trial and abuse


to immense success and philanthropy


Malala Yousafzai led the fight for women’s right to education,


surviving a bullet


Yet


There are women around the world still waiting


for permission to speak


Permission to act


Who are paid less for the same work as their peers


Represented as mere objects in the media


Shamed


Blamed


Abused


Discriminated


Yet


There’s something we all can do


We can be Strong like Joan of Arc


Audacious like Jane


Unconventional like Susan


Brave like Harriet


Intelligent like Marie


Resilient like Helen


Optimistic like Anne


Bold like Rosa


Compassionate like Mother Teresa


Ambitious like Oprah


Irrepressible like Malala


To show that We


As men and women


Are Equals


Individuals


Partners


And Leaders alike

Published
2019-08-26
How to Cite
RASMUSSEN, Angelie. Strong Like Her. The Journal of Student Leadership, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 38-39, aug. 2019. ISSN 2575-727X. Available at: <http://journals.uvu.edu/index.php/jsl/article/view/346>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2019.