Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023: Uncovering Courageous Women of the past.
Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023. There are so many stories uncovering courageous women of the past that have forged the path and created opportunities for women today. They stand testament to a women’s character of strength, tenacity, and loving caring power. These women displayed living a life of truth to self despite all odds. Of course, their path is different than yours, or mine, but reading their stories gives us inspiration to accept the power we all have when we confront our truth, overcome our fears and live the life we know we are meant to have. So as an ode to women everywhere the first story is about Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was a French women’s rights activist and political leader. She is most famous for her role in the French Revolution. She is one of the most courageous figures in French history. She was a warrior who led France to victory against England. She supported the French crown prince Charles of Valois against the English. She promised him that she would see him crowned as the rightful king of France, and she held true to her promise.
Joan of Arc was a rebellious woman that lived and fought for what she believed. She was held accountable for dressing as a warrior, that she refused to change. Standing in her truth, at age 19 she was burned at the stake for refusing to submit to the church that her actions were not a direct inspiration from God. After her death and in the hope of clearing her name King Charles reinvestigated her case. She was declared a martyr for France and innocent of all charges. In 1920 Pope Benedict XV canonized her as a saint. She is one of the most deeply studied women of the Middle Ages, and she is considered the patron saint of France.
This is an extreme example of belief in self, but none the less a courageous story that demonstrates the impact we could have if we developed the capacity and awareness to accept and live our life according to who we are.
Stay tuned next week as we continue Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023: Uncovering Courageous Women of the past: Marie Curie