With that said, I decided to start off with the one and only Wangari Maathai. I have posted about her several times. She is one of the people I wish I had met. She pioneered the Greenbelt movement and planted millions of trees before she left this world. She cared about our environment. In my opinion, she gave a new meaning to advocacy. When you see someone extremely passionate about something, making you wanting to get up and do something too, that's when you know that person has impacted the world. Let's not forget, she is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She constantly reminded us the importance of cherishing what is given to us, as well as, do what you can because, the little you do will not only go a long way, but it can be the beginning of something great. I would love to go on and on, but I want you, yes, you reading this post, to pick up her book titled Unbowed and read it. It is one of my favorites and it will definitely leave you inspired.
" African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are- to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence".