Susan B Anthony ||Post Eight||
Fun Fact: I used to live in the same house as Susan B Anthony. There might have been about 90 years between but same house. All that to say is, I have known about Susan B Anthony for my entire life. In 7th grade, in a desperate attempt to get some A.R. points I checked out a book, #failureisimpossible
, to figure out who this woman really was. This was the first time my eyes were opened to our countries(world)’s history with women’s inequality. What has moved me, for the last 15 years about Susan, is that she spent her life fighting for something she never got to see the result for. She spent her life advocating from women getting the right to vote, yet she died 14 years before the 19th Amendment was ratified. This fact has played a significant role in my life. Not everything needs to or will happen instantaneously. Huge problems don’t get fixed by one person is two weeks. Huge problems get fixed by many passionate people coming together and working hard. Sometimes that takes years, decades, or sadly centuries. But they don’t get fixed with people remaining uninvolved. Thank you, Susan, for fighting so that I may have a voice, for teaching me to be passionate, and remain steadfast. You are an inspiration. #wominspiration #whyimarch #womensmarchwednesday
“The women of this nation must be awakened to a sense of their degradation--political-- or at least we who are awake-- must make an effort to awaken those who are dead asleep”- S.B.A.