22 Women Who Inspire The World Creatively, Then and Now!
We are today focusing on International Women's Day, but as we know, the date has much more to it than only chocolates and flowers. It has an important historic reason to be celebrated. Historically, International Women's Day was first celebrated in the United States, more specifically on February 28th 1909, being followed by Europe who also started celebrating in different dates after this, focusing on feminist and socialist movements in it's countries. In the 1970s, the year 1975 was designated by the UN as the International Year of Women, and March 8th was adopted as International Women's Day by the United Nations, with the purpose of remembering the social, political, regardless of nationality, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political divisions amongst women worldwide.
We thought about paying a tribute to 22 (because of our current year) important women who have inspired the world through their art, intelligence, creativity, and knowledge. We support and embrace equal rights and the participation of women in all of society and its unfolding opportunities.
(Some texts were taken from Wikipedia)
1. Edmonia Lewis - SCULPTOR (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907)
An American sculptor, of mixed African-American and Native American (Mississauga Ojibwe) heritage. Born free in Upstate New York, she worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She was the first African-American and Native American sculptor to achieve national and then international prominence. She began to gain prominence in the United States during the Civil War; at the end of the 19th century, she remained the only Black woman artist who had participated in and been recognized to any extent by the American artistic mainstream. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to Black people and indigenous peoples of the Americas into Neoclassical-style sculpture. (from Wikipedia)