Women’s History Month 2023: Celebrating Courageous Women of the Past

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023: Uncovering Courageous Women Of The Past: Eleanor Roosevelt

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 third story is about Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We all know Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the longest serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office from 1933 until 1945. She is considered one of the most influential women of all time. She was a wife, mother, teacher, First Lady, world traveler, diplomat, and politician and she dedicated her life to human rights. She’s known for her political skills, her leadership skills, and her speeches. She’s also well-known for her interesting stories and her funny sense of humor.
Eleanor Roosevelt remained active in politics for the remaining 17 years of her life after her husband’s death in 1945, She was an advocate on behalf of liberal causes, and she had a leading role in drafting the UN’s  Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. She was also an advocate for women’s rights and spoke out about the importance of women’s equality. She was also a formative leader of the League of Women Voters and she lobbied for reforms in Congress working tirelessly to strengthen women’s role in politics.
Alongside her political career she was a journalist and authored “My Day,” a national syndicated newspaper column, from 1935 until 1962.  Within her writings she is cited in saying “In political life I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the best you could.”(November 8, 1944). What a great philosophical view to live by.
Eleanor Roosevelt is the 3rd courageous woman of history of history to be celebrated. She pushed past boundaries by living her beliefs and using her influence to forge new pathways for others She is an inspiration to individual strength, fortitude, and passionate care for the equality of everyone.

Stay tuned next week as we continue Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023: Uncovering Courageous Women of the past: Irena Sendler