Okay, this thread is about women (famous or relatively unknown) that inspire you. We all hear stories of women who get the rough end of the stick, are victims or taken advantage of. What about the survivors or god forbid, those who broke the mould, whatever gender they were?
I'd like this thread not to become an argument of what makes a feminist or posts about peoples amazing mums (they are great i know but I kinda want anyone who comes to this thread to be able to come away and read up about someone they might never have known about).
I thought this thread could act as a pick me up, with inspiring stories and would be suitable for the Ladies Lounge.
If possible please include a bit of info, a photo maybe and reasons why shes your hero.
One of mine would probably be Louise Bourgeois.
She's known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, regardless of gender. She wasn't cornered into traditional art, she helped lead contemporary art, outliving her peers, using "manly" materials on a giant scale but always brought a concept and care that while female, didn't seem obsessed by its gender.
Her work was the first I'd ever seen at an exhibition and because of her I think, subconsciously, i've never seen typically "male" areas of art as "male".
She's 97 going on 98, still producing artwork and although it's unlikely i'll ever get the chance to meet her it's a goal of mine.
so who's your hero?