“… And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams”
These were the words spoken by Presidential nominee of USA – Hillary Clinton, who gave her concession speech after losing the elections on the 8th of November 2016. So powerful and firm!
She couldn’t win the elections, but this didn’t bring her down. She was the first woman to be nominated as the presidential nominee of USA, and she is a woman who showed that with firm will, determination and proper guidance, any woman can achieve her dreams. She held a powerful position, worked as the Secretary of the State from 2009- 2013 and fought a tough election with a man who is accused of molesting and abusing women. Though the results were not in her favour, that did not stop her to encourage other women to fight against the odds and go beyond what she had achieved.
”You are powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world”. No one has the right, nor the power to hold you down.” – Hillary Clinton
The world witnessed her rise to the top where no woman had ever reached and miss out by a whisker, however when it comes to the rest of the women world wide there are a few questions left unanswered
Why are they still hiding under their veil and letting the society decide how should they appear in public?
Why are they giving up on their goals and ambitions they once dreamt of achieving?
These questions will always be left unanswered until the women who suffer in this patriarchal society decide to rise against it.
There have always been women who have stood out significantly and have excelled in their respective fields of profession.
Sushmita Sen, who is the former Miss Universe, a famous Indian actress and also mother of two children.
she made history by adopting a baby girl named Renée in 2000. She, as a single woman of only 25 years of age, was not viewed as socially acceptable to obtain the guardianship of the baby. However, the High Court of Bombay quashed the appeal and she obtained gain of cause.
They say that women fear fire, but some become one. Be like a fire to spark light in darkness; be the flame to show your aura and at last, be the lady you wish to become.