inspirational women

There's something coming between little girls and their full potential and sadly, it starts affecting them from as young as five. If you've a little girl in your life, you need to watch this...
More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.
Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.
my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."
I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.
My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;
misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.
When the likes of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey get together to call for a global gender movement, it's no surprise that
How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.
'Take the risk, have a bit of fun and learn along the way.'
To say that Valerie Amos has an impressive career history is an understatement.  "I was the first black woman in a British
In honour of International Women's Day, the most bombastic, encouraging day of the year for all you ladies out there, here's 10 Travelling Inspirational Women Pushing Life To The Max! They are going above and beyond what you usually see in Solo Female Travel Blogs and are true champions. In no particular order, let's get to it and celebrate their awesomeness!
Throughout my Nicest Job journey I have met some incredible people - but one of those people stick out more than all the others. This week I am going to tell you about Maria.
It’s proving to be an historic year for women’s sport. So before our attention is completely swallowed up by the mounting
Daughters of working mothers have better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships than those taised by stay-at-home
Get this: I first thought I'd like to do stand-up when I saw Ben Elton on TV combining two of my favourite things - comedy and politics. I was 15 and I thought, I could do that (no offence, Ben). Then after plucking up the courage for two decades, I finally did my first gig. You read it right. TWO DECADES.
Many people will be unaware of the female pilots of World War II's Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), but they have been a source of inspiration for me for many years. This civilian organisation consisted of pilots who ferried (often unfamiliar) warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons, playing a vital role in the war.
When Ebola struck it was our women who were hit first and worst. Women are the traditional caregivers in our communities, so when people got sick, it was the mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers who tended them, often paying the ultimate price.
The early 1900s were a time when women couldn't even wear trousers as it was perceived to be hugely unfeminine. Unsurprisingly, women were also not allowed to fight in the First World War. None of this stopped Flora Sandes, the only British women to serve officially as a soldier.
Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.
Described as being "modern and sleek as a skyscraper" Elsa Schiaparelli was a tour-de-force in her day. A fashion designer extraordinaire, who pioneered avant-garde fashion, from knitwear to couture, and collaborated with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century...