Motherhood is the biggest transformation in the life of a woman. It brings a lot of emotional and physical changes that are necessary for the survival and growth of a newborn baby. On one hand, a woman becomes tender and caring while on the other side, motherhood empowers her tremendously. She fights against all the odds and achieves her goals, which erstwhile, seemed difficult. With the unconditional, love, care, and support, mothers have a significant impact on their kids. The coming 21st March will be celebrated as the Mothers’ Day in UAE when people will pay tribute to their moms.
Here we will discuss the incredible stories of famous mothers in the world who left their mark and empowered the women everywhere.
You all must be familiar with this name that you read for the very first time in your Chemistry books for her contribution and research on radioactivity. But there’s so much more to explore about this iconic woman. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and managed to achieve everything that while raising two daughters single-handedly after the demise of her husband. She always inspired her daughters to be independent and hard-working in life and gave them the freedom to select a career of their choice.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves- Marie Curie
J.K. Rowling is the acclaimed author of the best-selling fantasy novel series, Harry Potter. While writing the very first Harry Potter book, she was struggling with depression and raising her kids as a single mom. Being defined by people as a single mother on benefits who is not fit to raise her kids did not stop her from becoming world’s most successful author. J.K Rowling is the president of the organization Gingerbread that help single parents and their kids find resources to help them succeed.
We touch other people’s lives simply by existing- J.K. Rowling
Deeply moved by the plight of orphans in every corner of the world, Kathy Headlee, the mother of seven started Mothers Without Borders, an organization to help orphaned and vulnerable kids across the world. They send volunteers to distribute relief supplies to orphanages and help underprivileged children in Bolivia, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, Bosnia, India, Uganda, and Nepal. In fact, she also adopted her youngest kid from Romania. Kathy Headlee’s zeal to always help others motivated her to organize help groups to take care of the orphan kids throughout the world.
Every single human being on the planet, everyone, in every country, loves me. Adores me- Kathy Headlee
Maya Angelou was the famous American poet and civil rights activist of her time. At the age of 17, she became the single mother of a son. In most of her writings and poems, you will find her experience of motherhood and the effect of raising children. Been through a lot in life and raped once by the boyfriend of her mother, Maya Angelou emerged as a winner in life and keep motivating people with her strong pieces of writing till date.
Mothers have the ability to liberate by love, by neglect, to imprison. They’re our first teachers; they are our first loves- Maya Angelou
Angelina Jolie is a well-known name in the world of Hollywood. She is the mother of six children, out of which three are adopted from Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. After her divorce with Brad Pitt, she is raising them all single-handedly. While filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia, Angelina Jolie became aware of the worldwide humanitarian crisis. Since then, she has travelled several countries across the world to support refugees, internally displaced people, and survivors of natural disasters and provided assistance to them. She was also recognized as the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2001 to help educate people about the troubles of refugees and promoting humanitarian causes on a political level.
I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy- Angelina Jolie
Reading the inspirational stories of these famous moms with certainly give you that extra dose of encouragement to do something phenomenal in life. Always appreciate the efforts your mom put to bring you to this beautiful place and make a responsible person out of you.