A lot of teenagers don’t have any support let alone the copious amounts Simone received from friends and family. There are a lot of girls in the world who get kicked out or sent away by their families. There are also girls who don’t get the option to choose what they wants to do with the baby: keep the baby, put it up for adoption or terminate the pregnancy. The family chooses the babies and the teenagers fate in a lot of cases. I believe Simone was very lucky with all the support and freedom of choice she had.
Simone Biles was determined to become stronger from her challenges, mentally and physically. Simone’s struggles started early in her childhood. Her mother was a drug and alcohol abuser; she did not even know her dad. Her grandparents took her in, and she knew them as Mom and Dad ever since then. Having a strong relationship with her mom has been a very positive thing in Simone’s life.
During the 1950’s and 1960’s, there was the need and desire for social justice, so that African Americans could gain equal rights under the law in the United States. The Civil Rights Movement defeated the injustice of public facilities being segregated by “race” in the South. Two women who advocated for black justice during the Civil Rights Movement through the use of music are Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Simone is an American singer who sang a mix of blues, jazz, and folk music. She was known for songs like “ Young, Gifted and Black,” “ Four Woman,” and “ Mississippi Goddam.” Holiday is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time.
Her man focus was to serve then lead and it can be widely agreed that her mission was definitely fulfilled and impacted people all around the world, even after death. Just the mention of her name brings nothing but servant leadership characteristics to mind. Mother Teresa decided to open her ministry when she felt empathic towards the poorest of the poor in Calcutta. Her first step was too open up to her followers and be honest with them to gain their trust and open up the door to the changes that were soon coming. This need to serve helped her ministry reach 123 countries, including over 4,500 sisters.
During that time, she would become a grandmother, and settle even more into her life in Canada with the natives. The idea of her leaving her native family would become even more remote. However, eventually she and her brother would make contact again, via a letter sent and translated to Stephen shortly before her seventy-fifth birthday. She asked for news of his family and of his health, and stated that they would likely never meet face-to-face again, because she had become too old to travel extensively. They never met in person again, although Stephen lived to the age of ninety and Eunice lived to eighty-five.
Gloria Steinem can ultimately be said to be a leader of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Her involvement in the movement shaped the way feminism is viewed in the USA today, especially considering her role in causes such as abortion, and women in journalism, specifically Ms. Magazine. While she was not solely responsible for any part of the Women’s movement, as she was part of different groups of women who “led” the movement, her influence is undeniable, and most certainly pivotal to how modern feminism is viewed today. Second wave feminism came as a response to the reinstatement of the domestic role of women as women’s sole role in a post-World War Two society. A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated.
Doesn’t that then provoke African American art, and activism? Serena's resilience in her career has shown to a form of activism for all athletes, and with body shaming, racial slurs, and false fouls being called, there is plenty of reason for her to have given up. This translates in dance as well, had ballerinas and influencers like Misty Copeland, Carmen De Lavallade, Janet Collins, and Michaela Deprince had given up and listened to those who tried to push them out of the form, the window for young dancers to train in sch forms would have been much more narrow, and hard to even imagine. In the text, Rankine, restates Zora Neale Hurston’s, “I feel most colored, when placed in front of a sharp white background.”(Rankine 52). This text in relation to Kenneth's argument is the example of how African American literature can be used in a multifaceted way.
Anthony was a pioneer reformer for the woman suffrage movement in the United States, whose efforts paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, endowing women the right to vote. As an advocate of African American rights, temperance, the rights of labor, Susan devoted her life to leading the women suffrage movement. The enormous contrast between the status of women in the beginning of her efforts and their status when she died is the symbol of her successful achievements as a pioneer woman. Few men can devote his or her life in focusing on one career as much as Susan did. The fifty-year to pursue the course of women enabled her portrait to be printed on the one dollar coins, making her to be the first women who gained such honor.