National Women’s History Month

By Yasmen Muthanna, journalist

     Every March we celebrate National Women’s History Month. This is the month that we honor the women of the world that fight every day against war, hunger, injustice, violence, and so much more. This is the month that we recognize and accept that society has changed as a whole.


Rosa parks 1913-2005

We all know the brave and fearless Rosa parks, The African American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white male.She changed the world. But how? By refusing to relinquish her seat she raised awareness for the injustice of the world. Parks fought to change the rules regarding race and public facilities.

Rosa Parks sits in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal on the city bus system on December 21st, 1956. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955 for refusing to give up her seat.


Amelia Earhart 1897-1937

Earhart was the first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. She set many flying records and won many championships. She was not only a pilot, but an author as well. She wrote about many of her flying experiences and how she overcame hardships. One of her most well known quotes, “Women must try and do things men have tried. When they fail, Their failure must be but a challenge by others.”


Malala Yousafzai  1997- present

Malala is a female Pakistani activist for women’s rights to an education. People were so threatened by her that on October 9 , 2012, when she was only 15 years old, Two Taliban approached her and asked for her name. When she answered, they fired three shots at her. After writing about her story of survival she won the Nobel prize money, and donated $50,000 to rebuild a new school in Gaza. To this day, she continues her efforts to ensure that young girls around the world have an education and a future.


Jane Austen 1775-1817

Austen is known for writing 6 of the best novels in the world. Nearly every novels’ plot represents the independence of a woman and how they fought against arranged marriage and how they made their own name in society. Her literature has been popular around the globe and has impacted many lives. To this day, people read her books .


    There are many more women around the world that have impacted lives. People around us that we don’t even think of as heroes, mothers , teachers, etc. Ever since 1987 , when congress designated March as being  National Women’s History Month, we have all come together as one. Because no matter what religion, race, or gender, we are all humans that matter. Because Everybody’s Everything.