strong women

Girl power!

“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”– Susan B. Anthony

We all, I'm sure, know strong women. For me, my mother is the #1 example of a strong woman who's influenced my life. Today, while honoring and celebrating the strong women in our lives, think about their accomplishments, their hardships, their courage, and remember to never overlook your own. 

I'm posting a painting of a more obscure female Impressionist artist, Berthe Morisot. From Wikipedia: "In February 2013, Morisot became the highest priced female artist, when After Luncheon (1881), a portrait of a young redhead in a straw hat and purple dress, sold for $10.9 million at a Christie's auction. The painting achieved roughly three times its upper estimate exceeding the $10.7 million for a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois in 2012."  The art world, for much of civilization, was considered a man's world and female artists were (and in some ways still are) considered inferior to male artists, so Morisot's success is especially noteworthy.

So, here's to all the fabulous, talented, strong, and courageous women out there - march on!