March is a special month for plenty of reasons. For one it’s an indicator that spring is almost here and the 35 years of winter is almost gone. Another reason is that it’s Women’s History Month. The month were women everywhere are appreciated for their greatness although a month isn’t enough to show our gratitude towards them.
Like my black history month series, I will shout out women who have excelled in the arts and athletics among such. There are plenty of areas where women have made strides and broke barriers in a world where they don’t get enough respect and unfortunately receive disrespect. The following individuals have earned my upmost respect and do their best to combat the disrespect they receive. The first few individuals to get a spot on this list are the legendary tennis sisters. The Williams.
Serena & Venus Williams; (Tennis Players) – The California natives are some of the more prolific and dominate athletes ever. Serena is widely considered one of the greatest singles tennis players ever and is no doubt one of the most dominate athletes since the turn of the century. Her sister Venus also is regarded as an all-time great despite injuries she sustained throughout the years. Both of them have a combined 28 grand slam titles, 13 double grand slam titles, and both have been ranked number 1 at some point in their careers (Serena is currently number 1). These two have revolutionized the sport by simply being themselves and skilled at the same time. Shout out to these two elite and beautiful black women.
Sonia Sotomayor; (Associate Justice) – The Princeton/Yale graduate made history when she was appointed by President Obama as the first supreme court justice to be of Hispanic descent, also being the third woman overall to being appointed. The Bronx native has worked hard throughout her time to advocate for better treatment of minorities, including the Latino community. She is clearly intelligent and has had plenty of experience in the field of Law & Justice and she’s even one of the people who have been calling for the reformation of the criminal justice system in the U.S. Anyone who attempts to use the power they’ve been given for the greater of good deserves the upmost respect from me. And Justice Sotomayor earns it from me.
Amy Winehouse; (Singer/Musician) – The late and great vocalist from the U.K. Amy Winehouse is regarded in elite company when it comes to music surrounding pop/soul. Her albums Frank and Back to Black are both great albums which displayed her vocal skills and creativity. Many place Amy as one of the best soul singers ever despite her short career which was cut short due to her death in 2011 at the age of 27. Amy was successful critically and commercially in addition to becoming the first British female to five Grammy awards. One of my favorite Winehouse songs includes In My Bed from Frank. If you haven’t listened to any of her music I encourage you to do so!
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