Inspiring Women

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I’ll note here that Helen Mirren

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and Judi Dench

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are amazing actresses who inspire me with their craft, and their graceful beauty, especially as they grow older; Cate Blanchett is damn good too, but so gorgeous I just can’t relate; Barbra Streisand is pretty damn inspiring, especially when you know all she’s accomplished.

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Two reporters who inspire me greatly are:

 Marie Colvin

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Foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times, badass journalist chick, who died in the thick of doing her work on the front lines;

And one of her sheros, Martha Gelhornhttps://i1.wp.com/www.vol1brooklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/martha-gellhorn.jpg

often better known as the wife of a guy who wrote some novels.

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One of my favourite fictional females was written by this amazing woman, whose life was far more Gothic than any of her or her sisters’ novels:

Charlotte Bronte

For sure this woman is a Shero.  Her life was more Gothic than her books – for starters, she lived in a cold stone parish house situated in the middle of the cemetery for it, atop the windy moors –  her mother and 2 older sisters died when she was young, and her only brother and her remaining sisters died before she was in her mid 30s – and she lived through all of that to write her strong willed and strong minded books.

Jane Eyre was the first heroine that I knew who ever answered anybody back, and told them like it was; and despite her position in society, and lack of relative beauty, she held her integrity and her head high.

I think of Charlotte Bronte often when I am alone, writing, or not writing…

She keeps me company, is a sister in many ways, and inspires me in my womanhood, and in my writerhood.

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Vera Brittain, role model material.

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I relate to her ghosts, and am inspired by her dedication to

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writing about all of it, her perseverance and depth.
See this post re: Testament of Youth.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton  doesn’t get much press, so is hard to appreciate, but she was one helluva feisty woman – check out some of her quotes ~

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