These 8 Powerful Photos Of Women Making History Are Incredibly Inspiring. Wow.

August is Women’s month in South Africa and we salute all the women of the world! Women are more than mothers, sisters, and daughters. They’re butt-kicking, history-changing, challenge-accepting dynamos that have made the world a better place for all of us to live–but you already knew that, right? If you needed a reminder of just […]

August is Women’s month in South Africa and we salute all the women of the world! Women are more than mothers, sisters, and daughters.

They’re butt-kicking, history-changing, challenge-accepting dynamos that have made the world a better place for all of us to live–but you already knew that, right?

If you needed a reminder of just how amazing women are and have been throughout our history, take a look at the pictures below.

1.) In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. As you can see, the race organizer was none too happy about it.

Katherine Switzer, 1967 Boston Marathon, First Woman Runner
1967, Katherine Switzer running the Boston Marathon

2.) French mothers shielding their children from gunfire in 1944.

french mothers protect children from gunfire in 1944
1944, French mothers shield their children from gunfire.

3) On 09 August 1956, 20 000 women participated in a national march in protest of pass laws that required people of colour to carry identity documentation.

20 000 women march 1956
1956, 20 000 women march to pass laws that required people of colour to carry identity documentation.

4)    Maud Wagner, the first female tattooist, in 1907

The worlds first female tattooist, Maud Wagner
1907, Maud Wagner, the worlds first female tattooist.

5. Annette Kellerman posing in the swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency in 1907.

Annette Kellerman posing in the swimsuit
1907, Annette Kellerman got her arrested for indecency for posing in a swimsuit.

7.) 106-year-old Armenian woman protecting her home in 1990.

106 armenian woman protecting her home.
1990, A 106-year-old Armenian woman protecting her home.

8.) A female samurai from the 1800’s.

first female samurai.
1800s, The Worlds first female samurai.