Strong Like Her

  • Angelie Rasmussen


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 through 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 39 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

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: <>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.