When we need help,
She wraps her loving arms around us.
She does all our work without making a fuss.
She is always looking out,
And cannot bear to see us pout.
For her that’s her job,
To take care of us ,
And see to it that we never sob.
When I am in her arms,
I forget all my troubles.
She holds me while I sleep,
So I dream only about hope and colourful bubbles.
She works day and night,
For us she can always stand up and fight.
A mother’s love never ends,
And it multiplies because of the love to others she sends.
“I always knew I would go to space”
– Mae. C Jemison
This is the courage that helped Mae to become the first African American woman in space. She is known all around the world for her great achievement. She is a legendary and brave woman, who fearlessly led her first mission in space aboard the space shuttle named ‘Endeavour’. Her mission was called STS-47. When she was a little child she couldn’t decide which occupation she would like to take up when she would grow up. She studied chemical engineering, and was also a physician and NASA astronaut. She also volunteered as a doctor in Cambodia and Sierra Leone. She spent one hundred and ninety hours, thirty minutes and twenty three seconds in space.
Mae’s inspiration to join NASA was an African American actor (Nichelle Nichols)who played lieutenant Uhura on the famous television series, Star Trek.
Mae could speak many different languages like, Russian, Swahili and Japanese. After she came back from space,she realised that her true passion was helping people, improving health and serving the needy of the people inAfrica. So she quit NASA and founded a company which uses satellites to do just that.
All young girls around the world look up to Mae Jemison as an inspiration and as an idol. Her story tell us that it doesn’t matter what our race, gender, colour or caste is, to achieve our dreams we only need willpower.
Women play a very important role in our lives. Some women are daughters, some women are wives, while some women are mothers. Without women the circle of life is not complete, women cook, they clean and take care of children that does not make them less important or unimportant, as a matter of fact this makes woman more important than men (sometimes, and sometimes both men and women are equal). Imagine this world without mothers and wives. This world would have no colour and no joy!
Every person has some woman in his or her life, we should cherish each moment with our mothers, wives and daughters because we should understand the importance of women in life.
Equality everywhere is necessary, many women now have become equal or better than men. We can’t say anymore that woman can’t go to office to work, because society has decided to change and adapt to the changes. So, no matter what people say, women deserve all the respect as given to men.
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY TO ALL WOMEN OUT THERE!
About Image: J. Howard Miller (1918–2004), artist employed by Westinghouse, poster used by the War Production Co-ordinating Committee – From scan of copy belonging to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, retrieved from the website of the Virginia Historical Society., Public Domain, Link