Shirley Chisholm was a role model for many Black women.
Legal & Financial Pro-Bono and continuing education (aka Adulting Ed.) is easier when there are strong role models for all of us, and helping to build those new role models is also part of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement -as these shows do:
More than just one protagonist, though, she stands in a line of female main characters (not always lead or protag, actually) who start off as just intelligent, and develop into both intelligent and strong female characters, a bit like Hermione Granger from the HP series: these ladies began with some kind of growing to do, and did that growing through painful events, but grew, emotionally and personally (courage, commitment, etc) to become much stronger than they started off the books or series, like:
Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5, or Eda from Sihirli Annem, or Nazli from Yabanci Damat all began as less than fully confident, but all very promising, intelligent, and self-directed young ladies, who had to learn to be more assertive, culminating in either marrying the person whom they chose (rather than their families chose), or by snatching victory from the jaws of death, or in the case of Amelia, deliberately walking into the possibility of the worst death known (an Auto-da-Fe) in history, for the purpose of making her point. (ok, yes, you could argue that Delenn does this in B5’s Circle of Fire, but watch the Ministerio del Tiempo episode, and you will see that it is rather different, and also Delenn arrived on B5 as a mature leader, where Amelia began as a novice leader).
These are the examples of critical thinking, emotional growth, and self-confidence that young girls need to see as early and as often as possible to grow into leaders able and willing to stand alongside men and make this world a more just and humane place for all.
3rd of June, 2016
Action Items for role models:
1.) Think of your favorite role model(s).
2.) Tell us about them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how they helped you to stretch as a person,
4.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that illustrates that person’s influence, like that of Shirley Chisholm, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, please consider donating to your local public library.
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