I admire women through history who have stood for good and for womens rights. Some of those women are Elenor Roosevelt, Minerva Teichert, Mae Jameson, and Amelia Earhart. And so, so much more.
These ladies did amazing feats such as Eleanor Roosevelt serving on the United Nations or Minerva Teichert painting while raising her five children or Mae Jameson being the first African Amercian woman to go to space. Do I need to explain more?! So many boundaries and historic markers lead by these women.
10 Female Instagrammers I love:
These are all women I know are amazing. There are many famous women out there. Here are some women who I’ve met and I admire who you may not know.
1. Alisha Stamper
Alisha is a passionate women ready to fight for what is fair and just. Her tenacious views shine light on womens rights. She shares her talents through heirloom photography and writing.
Tonight I am hosting #latenightnursingfeed for my second time! It’s a little support feed for mamas throughout the night here on Instagram created by @sparklingfootsteps // Each night she posts a topic to discuss throughout the night and it helps mamas to feel a little less lonely during those late night feeds and to bring us all together! Tonight’s topic is: MOM CONFESSIONS! Do you secretly dread bath time? Do you use baby wipes to “shower”? Do you just let your kids eat cereal for dinner when you are to lazy to cook? I just published a blog post titled “Confessions of A Working Mom” and I put it all out there (link in profile). I’ve also asked 20+ other moms to share theirs too, so grab a coffee or sit back in bed, as you’ll be sure to have a good laugh or cry! 😂 No matter if you are a working mom or a stay at home mom, we are all in this together and although we can look put together on social media, there’s probably something you do that you might not be proud of, but it gets the job done. Because between kids needing our constant attention and not having enough hours in the day, something’s got to give. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade this life for anything else in the world, but the #momstruggle is just too real sometimes. So go ahead, share your Mom Confession and don’t be ashamed of it, because most likely there are others that can totally relate! Or if there is one from the blog post that resonates with you, I want to know! Also, I will be adding some of my favorites back into my blog post! 🎉 Be sure to follow along nightly with #latenightnursingfeed // @sparklingfootsteps
When I am in the room with Melanie, the room is filled with light. I’ve known her for years and she has always been one of the most positive and giving people I know. She is also a talented designer.
Everyday before school, my girls and I have a ritual. We stand in the mirror and say together- all out loud: “I am a daughter of a King. I am beautiful because I am kind. I am strong, and I can do hard things.” We say this all together, and it is my hope that my girls know that our bodies are beautiful, not because of make up and how we dress, but because we just ARE. And I hope they will know this not only because I tell them, but also because I show them in the way I love myself. ❤️ . I write more about this, as well as the promise I made over six years ago- never to say anything negative about my body, over at @thesmallseed as a final to our #choosingtolovemyself challenge. Thank you so much for all of you for joining in and spreading the word- it has been such a blessing and strength, and I hope that each of us are walking away loving ourselves more. (Oh! And I have a free download on the post too- of my favorite Joan of arc quote!) Happy sabbath! (And pic by the ever amazing @natalienorton )
everybody has cloudy days, but it’s what we do with them that determine the rain or shine. I am so happy to have been a part of the Cloudy Day Interviews by Kelly of @cloudydaygray in which I share some particularly stormy and cloudy days and how I have still seen those parting rays of sunshine even in the rain and how you can too! Click the link in my profile to read the interview.
CALLING ALL MAKERS!! #annebdesigns is returning to India July 11-22! We’re looking for seamstresses, jewelry makers, and artists to mentor women in the slums of Hyderabad, and photographers, videographers, and writers to capture each moment of the projects! Application link is in our profile and is due April 4. Tag your friends that you think would be a great fit for our team! Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. And look back at posts with #indiamakersmission to see what experience you can have this summer 🐪🇮🇳☀️🌴🍍 @acanelaexpeditions #india #hyderabad #service #sewing #jewelry #art #makers #handmade
I had to include a women who stands for a better healthy body image. I love that Diana is an example of doing something hard, loosing over 100 pounds, and by doing it in healthy convicted ways. She exercises regularly and shines hope for those struggling with obesity.
Today I made it to a yoga class, this is no small undertaking with getting big kids off to school, a toddler to preschool & arranging for my husband to take the baby. Just so happens that the only class I could fit into my schedule was an extra advanced hot yoga class. Before getting pregnant & going through the worst trauma of my life at the same time, I was in the best shape I had been in for years. I was practicing yoga 3-5 days per week & feeling pretty great about my progress. The combo of excruciating trauma & a surprise pregnancy knocked the wind right out of me. Exercise was not on my to do list, I was happy to get up in the morning, get my kids to school & keep them feed, personally I think I did a pretty damn good job of keeping life together. Honestly that was the darkest time in my life & I just got up each day hoping to get through another 24 hours. Prior to getting pregnant I was taking medication for serious depression & anxiety. With the medication, the therapy I was getting & really doing my best to work recovery I was getting to a much healthier place in my life. The regular yoga practice was a huge part of my healing process. That was until disaster struck AGAIN & I learned that my husband had lied about “full disclosure”. The same week I found out I really only had 10% of the story was also the week I learned that I was very unexpectedly pregnant. I felt absolute peace with that positive pregnancy test & have never once questioned Gods purpose or timing. But it was scary & hard & confusing. Ultimately my baby SAVED MY LIFE. Those may have been dark & challenging days/weeks/months immediately following the disclosure of my husband but I had a LIFE inside of me & I had to take care of myself. I am a stress UNDER eater, I just get numb to my hunger under stress & don’t eat. Because I had this precious life inside me I HAD to make sure I ate, drank and slept. Going off my medication at the worst possible time emotionally was terrifying, but I knew the risks to my baby if I stayed on medication & I wasn’t willing to take them. I said to Heavenly Father, “ok I am going to trust in your timing & your plan”. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Cody is a lifestyle blogger that depicts motherhood as real and liveable. She shares the good in life. There is enough filth. I admire that she shares the happy and real.
“We give gratitude to the life-givers who birthed us from their womb and nurtured us in our arms. For every one of us is born of a woman. And everyone of us has a reason to be thankful.” – Tara Teng A beautiful snippet from a blog post written by @misstarateng in honour of international woman’s day. View the full post by clicking the link in @misstarateng’s profile. Photo by @madsthesedays of @m.and.him #internationalwomensday
Amy has adopted two children and helps raise funds for other families to adpt as well. Adoption can cost between $30,000 -$50,000! Amy helps raise funds for other families through her t-shirt company, Liv and Hope.
Wanted to wish you all a happy beginning of a new week! It’s gonna rock! Our little family has been working on some goals and sorting out through some challenges and we understand how life gets in the way sometimes, frustration can win, battles seem to big to conquer. But don’t let it! These are words as a reminder for myself more than anyone it seems these days! I have to keep telling myself, you’ve worked to hard, prayed for so long to throw the arms up now! This goes for all of us!! I refuse to let fear, battles, and uphill struggles win! I wish you all the best week!! So go do it! ❤️😘❤️
Rachel is a health advocate and also an advocate for women who have still-born babies. In honor of her own daughter, Rachel start the Angel Family Foundation to help heal families who had lost their little ones.
The Angel Family Foundation was established in memory of Daphne Jane Gainer, daughter of Will and Rachel Gainer. Daphne was born with a critical congenital heart defect that left her with just half a heart. She passed away on March 18, 2011, just hours after her second heart surgery. Her memory left a permanent mark on our hearts and inspired us to reach out to other angel families. The Angel Family Foundation provides simple vacations for grieving families who have lost a child within the last year. These unguided Angel Family Retreats give families a chance to be alone together, so they can remember their loved one, reconnect with each other, and recharge for the future. Visit our website to learn more about our mission, nominate a family, and make a donation. Link in profile.