This month I thought I'd share with you a few of the women who have lived both past and present who inspire me at the moment!
The woman who inspires to make a change in the world
Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. She's one of the world's experts on chimpanzees and is best known for her longitudinal study (55 years!) in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, of social and familial interactions of wild chimpanzees. With her years of dedication to animals and her foundation of the Roots and Shoots program, Jane Goodall is one of the most inspiring people alive today and has made one of the biggest changes in our world, not only in science but also in our general appreciation and understanding of animals, in history. She is truly revolutionary and the reasons that she is inspiring me this January are pretty clear, I think she'll be inspiring me throughout the year.
The woman who inspires to make a change in our society
Emma Watson is a well educated and cultured individual of our generation who is using her influence in society to try to make a positive change and that in itself is inspiring. In 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality. Mainly known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series, Emma Watson is far more than her acting career although, I must admit, Hermione's character did help to shape my aspirations as a young girl. Emma Watson's belief in equality and drive for change in our society is really inspiring.
The woman who teaches to push boundaries
This, I think, I hope, is obvious to most. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and I think the physical act in itself is impressive, but her will to do something that no one at the time was really considering a feisable achievement is incredible. She is and will always be an inspriation to anyone who has goals that they don't think are achieveable in life. With some determination and a lot of hard work, Earhart shows that anything is possible.
The woman who teaches us to smile
Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and artist. Best known for her iconic red swimsuit poster, Farrah Fawcett was also a four-time Emmy Award nominee and a six-time Golden Globe Award nominee. She most famously starred as Jill Munroe in the first season of Charlie's Angels. A goddess on and off screen, Farrah Fawcett teaches me something really simple but really important in life and that's to smile. Her smile is completely contagious, I only wish her great hair was as well! :)
The woman who inspires elegance
Grace Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. She was incredibly talented, incredibly beautiful and had incredible style, however, she was suprisingly shy despite her world fame. Her beauty transcended the screen and when candid and unposed, Grace Kelly was outstandingly beautiful, calm and completely elegant. Everyone loved her, she knew how to be silly and acted "normal", especially around her children, despite being a global star and a princess. Grace Kelly is said to be the epitome of elegance not only for the 1950s but for the full expanse of human history. I just wish I could have had tea with her!
The woman who inspires flawless and outrageous style
Alice Suki Waterhouse (born 5 January 1992) is an English model and actress. Suki gets more than just a portrait here because her style is beyond this earth, no words would do justice.
As well as her amazing style, Suki seems like a really grounded and level headed person. I enjoyed watching this British Vogue interview with her, she just seems really fun and I think that's what makes her style so interesting, she just likes to have fun with it. She's definitely my style inspiration for this year.
Hopefully, some of these women inspire you as much as they inspire me. They certainly have given me good motivation to do something different this year!