6 Admirable Mothers Throughout History
here are six mothers who re-defined maternity, and made it to history.
23 August 2017
You don’t always have to be a scientist or a politician or a Donald trump to make history. Sometimes, being a mother is all it takes.
And history is the proof to that, in which many outstanding women and mothers left their foot print. From the preeminent Marie Curie, to the magical J. K. Rowling.
Here’s a glance at some of the greatest mothers in history.
1- Marie Curie: A Pioneer in Maternity
Born in Poland, Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only one to win twice. But besides all of that, Curie had to raise two daughters on her own after her husband died in a car accident – and handled it all alongside her professional career. Curie believed that science wasn’t the only career worth following.
2- Sojourner Truth: A Mother With Guts
Truth might mostly be known for being an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, but her fight against a white man to get her son back is what set her on the road to history.
Truth was born into slavery in New York, but achieved to escape with her daughter to freedom. After she found out that her son was illegally sold to a man in Alabama, she sued the man to win later on and recover her son, and become the first African-American to win such case against a white man.
Truth became a Christian preacher in New York City, and was very vocal about women’s suffrage.
3- Abigail Adams: The Wife And Mother of Presidents
It is said that “behind every great man is a great woman,” and that is the case with Abigail Adams; John Adam’s wife.
Because her husband was away from home most of the time, Adams took it upon herself to run the family’s farm, writing letters supporting equal rights for women and the abolition of slavery, all alongside raising and educating 5 children including the future president John Quincy Adams.
Abigail Adams was a mother, a wife, and a “minister of blessing to all human beings” – in her son’s words.
4- Kathy Headlee: A Mother Without Borders
Headlee founded Mothers without Borders, an organization found to help orphanages and children all around Bolivia, Bosnia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Nepal.
The mother of 7 children wishes to go further, and to increase the understanding and appreciation of the role we can all play in making the world a better place for the less fortunate.
5- J. k. Rowling: The Magical Mother
Most of us know Rowling as the author of Harry Potter, but what you might not know is that she wrote the magical series as a single mother. Rowling then started Gingerbread, an organization that works with single parents and their children to help them succeed in life, just as she did. Talk about the magic of parenting.