In light of international women’s day last week, I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to the women who inspire me. The women I’ve included below are some I know personally and others who make me want to follow my dreams.
Victoria McGrath – Inthefrow
Victoria is one of the first bloggers I ever followed and one of the few I still constantly read every upload. Victoria is one of the few bloggers who is genuine and I always love reading her posts. They inspire my own blog and make me believe that success is possible if you work you arse off and try.
Elena graduated college and moved from California to New York on her own in order to follow her dreams. If that’s not inspiring then I don’t know what is! Also, her Instagram is just goals! Much like Victoria’s Instagram Elena’s shows just how much hard work pays off and even though it makes me jealous, I am proud of her for all the experiences and opportunities she has.
The woman who raised me. The woman who has supported my decisions from when I wanted to become an actor, to a photographer, to when I wanted to study maths at university to the present day when I’m thinking about completing a masters in screenwriting. My mum is one of the biggest inspirations in my life and one of my biggest supporters and even though a paragraph on my blog isn’t much to show how much I appreciate her, it’s a start.
I first met Amy, a lecturer at Falmouth University, in my second year when I completed a fiction module. Amy is about to graduate with a PhD in Creative writing, on the same day as her undergraduate students in Creative Writing. This woman is one of the lecturers who has constantly pushed me to reach my full potential and not only that, she believes in me when I don’t believe in myself.
Not only is this woman massive in the film industry. She is also the only female director (so far) to direct a film with a budget over $150 million (Wonder Woman). Patty Jenkins is in inspiration to women emerging in the film industry as she is the first woman to push the limits and achieve great things.
Sam is my old drama teacher and the director for both shows I performed in Edinburgh in 2013 and 2015. What I love about Sam is she is so passionate about acting and is one of the reasons I fell in love with it. Sam pushed me in school and continued to push me past what I thought I was capable of when she directed the show I was part of at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But not only that, when I was going through trouble in my personal life she went above and beyond any other teacher and helped me work through it.
Finally I wanted to mention Demi Lovato. This singer writes songs which are so empowering to women. For example, 2015 song Confident not only lyrically discusses self-empowerment and confidence, the brass-laden pop anthem screams control and has no suggestion of struggle or heart-break – common themes in songs from female artists. Listening to Lovato makes me feel powerful and strong, something every woman should feel.
These are just a few women who come to mind when I think of who inspires me however there are so many more inspiring, strong, multi-faceted women on every walk of life.
Who are you inspired by?