“In March I’ll be rested, caught up and human.” Sylvia Plath. Writer, Mother, Woman
Here at Toot we're all about women empowering women year round!
And in honor of National Women's History Month, we thought what better time than now to share some of the ladies that inspire us?!
The Youngest Woman to Serve in Congress
Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, comes
from a working-class family and was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. Before working in Congress, AOC was a bartender at a cocktail bar in Manhattan.
Known for being active in matters of social conscience, AOC stands up for POC, the LGBTQ+ community, and others that have been historically underserved.
And she takes our kind of high road. When called a "B--ch" by another congressmen... she replied, "Hey, "B--ches get stuff done"
Like we said... she's our kinda girl.
Youngest Inaugural Poet Ever
Raised by a single mother in Los Angeles, California, Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet at only 22 years old, when she presented at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration this January.
“The Hill We Climb,” is her original poem that she recited at the ceremony, the poem talks about the hardships and unity of this country. She acknowledges that we are far from perfection, but the fight won’t stop until deemed necessary, “And yes we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect.”
The Duchess of Feminism
From campaigning for gender equality to speaking at a women's rights panel in 2019, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has become a global feminist icon. At just 11 years old, Meghan made her voice heard when discussing a sexist dish soap commercial stating, “Women all over
America are fighting greasy pots and pans.”
The commercial's tagline was changed a month later after Meghan sent a letter of complaint to both the company and Hillary Clinton who was the First Lady at the time. And to her surprise, she received a letter back from the company apologizing.
"It's impossible for me to sit back and not do anything,'' Markle stated at the 2019 panel, "My role now expands that platform. It is about global feminism. I started at 11, but it still feels like the beginning."