Zora’s mother, Lucy Ann, a teacher and seamstress, was the catalyst for Zora’s outgoing and enthusiastic imagination; she was always encouraging Zora to “jump at de sun” (Bell). Sadly, at a very, young, tender age, Zora lost her number one fan, her mother. After the death of her mother, Zora’s whole world turned upside down. The once steady lifestyle she had with both parents in Eatonville made a drastic turn. Shortly after her mother passed, Zora’s father remarried and sent Zora to a boarding school in Jacksonville and attempted to relieve his responsibility of her (Contemporary Black Biography).
"I don't know what the future holds but I know who holds it". Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is the best example of a charismatic leaders I could find. Oprah did not believe that being poor, black, overweight and female in Mississippi was enough to hold her back from pursuing her dreams. She always stayed true to herself. She is a self-made woman capable to change people and organizations.
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Johnson in New York City. Her mother, a nurse and teacher, raised her daughter and a son on her own after Whoopi's preacher father left the family. The future star spent the first years of her life in a public housing project in Manhattan. Drawn to the theater from earliest childhood, she made her performing debut at age eight with the Helena Rubinstein Children's Theatre at the Hudson Guild. After dropping out of high school at 14, she lied about her age to find work as a summer camp counselor, and singing in the choruses of the Broadway shows Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin.
She started college after completing high school but after her first year she had to put her plans of higher learning on hold for family planning. After nearly a decade she returned to further her education. After a complicated marriage she soon found herself in a divorce. School then was placed on the back burner for work and children. .Regardless of their circumstance, many give up their higher academic goals because education takes a secondary role in their lives after the birth of a child.
In July of 1999, after my sister turned 20 years old, we learned that she was pregnant with my niece. She had a long time boyfriend, but he didn’t want to commit to a marriage. My sister’s pregnancy brought a lot of commotion in my family, but she stood strong, and she taught all a lesson of love and courage. My sister was on her junior year of her Engineering career. It would had been easy for her to quit school and stay home to raise her child, but she kept going to school until the very last day before she gave birth
Psychology and Understanding Human Behavior Colorado Technical University Professor Sarah Pickens PSYC 120-29 Phase 1 Individual Project By Tommy Nichols November 21, 2011 Psychology and Understanding Human Behavior The person that I have chosen was not on the list and I will refer to her as Ms. X. Ms. X is a very strong willed person; she was born to Mr. and Mrs. X, the third child of nine brothers and sisters. She was brought up in a very religious family who go to church up to two –three times a week. She was home coming queen of her high school. Ms. X married and had several miscarriages before giving birth to her daughter in December 10, 1979. After giving birth was one of the best times in her life.
Flannery ENG 111 October 14, 2013 Life Changing Experience The moment I realized that I was going to have to leave my grandmother, I knew that I was going to have to grow up. From the age of six months, my grandmother was the one who took care of me and nurtured me as a mother. My mother left me with my grandmother, shortly after my grandfather died, so that she can go abroad and get a job to provide for me and the rest of the family. I was too little to realize what was going on but my grandmother never failed to let me know how much my mom loves me and that she did for me and to better herself. I have always admired my mother for this and I realize that sacrifices are often necessary to persevere.
That at the end of the day, if necessary, she could be self-sufficient and achieve her greatest potential. Woman received the right to vote in 1920, Hilary Clinton is a strong candidate for president, Alice and Helen Walton of Walmart topped the Forbes list of most profitable entrepreneurs, but those woman seem in a distant universe compared to many of the woman I see on a daily basis, the ones who go to great colleges, who are brilliant, but somehow decide that being a full-time mother is best. But my personal experience has been different, and for most of my childhood I resented that it was different. That changed last year. My entire childhood I was ashamed of the fact that if I left my lunch at home my mom couldn’t bring it back.
Being a woman and being in politics is one thing in a Muslim country (unfortunately, unfortunately because even Islam gives the freedom to women to work), but attaining the position of prime minister is another. Her father’s death left a feeling of compassion and “pity” which played in her favor and by the early 90’s, she had amassed a substantial number of followers. She had won many prizes, such as the United Nations prize in the field of human rights and the prize for freedom by the liberal international. Bhutto revived the “dream” for a lot of the female population of the country. This is so as, girls saw her as their idol and remained in mind the fact that it’s possible even for a woman to do anything she wants if she has the will and the education to do it.
I tried going to alternative school while working and pregnant but that did not last but a semester either. I was to worried about what my child’s father was doing that I also quit going to that school. Six months after having my first child I ended up pregnant with my second one. I knew from then that I had no chance of ever going back. So I got married at 17 and started just playing the house wife and mom, till it came to me having to find a job.