Inspiring women set examples
By Emma Palova
EW Emma’s Writings
Lowell, MI- They inspire us. We look up to them. We admire them. We grow stronger by emulating them.
In the “Inspiring Women” series, the EW team will be talking to some of the influential women in the area.
How do they handle stress, illness, fame, hardship or multi-tasking in light of daily activities?
What makes them strong and resilient?
They keep reinventing themselves, they assimilate or stand out. They’re comedic and serious. They range from trail coordinators, founders of women’s organizations, chamber directors, ministers to local authors, actresses and artists.
What keeps them going in face adversity, controversy and lack of funding? How do they overcome everyday obstacles that bind or deter us?
They never give up until they reach their goal. Call it determination, passion and love for what they do.
But, most of all they’re wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends.
They have families and never-ending domestic responsibilities. The husband is waiting for dinner; somebody needs to wash the dishes and do the laundry.
Social pressures require they look good and fit, and up to speed with changing times. Sometimes they have to put on a mask of happiness, while deep inside they’re burning like a candle. They don’t give into gossip and lies, deceit or danger.
A strange engine inside keeps them humming.
Read about them over the next weeks and celebrate with them the International Women’s Day worldwide on March 8.
About the featured photo:
Artist Kathleen Mooney painted this picture influenced by Gee Bend’s quilts.
Kathleen Mooney art
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