My inspiration for #internationalwomensday is my grandma who passed away 3 years ago. She was born during a time of war in China. She never learned how to read or write (only her name) but she was a respected leader of her village during probably the most impoverished times in China. She frequently rallied villagers to underground shelters during raids. When she was in her 50s my grandfather passed away, leaving her 5 kids to look after, alone. She was resilient, strong and inspirational. She even raised me from birth until almost 4. In her 70s she traveled and ended up in America with my family. She learned to speak some choppy English and raised my sister. Closer to 80s she returned to China and taught dance class, climbed mountains, and loved her grand kids selflessly. Through out her entire life, she was a symbol of strength. Her sacrifices have allowed every single child and grand child live a better life than her own. She is the exemplification of what happens when you are a woman paving your own path. Because of her I am #proudtobeawoman . If I am half the woman she is when I "grow" up, I will have done it right.
She is a woman