It is very heartbreaking to hear about the passing of one of the most impactful women not only of our lifetime but in all our history. Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed the game for many generations of Americans through her leadership and her tireless advocacy for equal rights, and her legacy will ripple outward for generations to come.
Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Well, let me educate you. To those who may not know her, she was born Joan Ruth Bader, March 15, 1933, and appointed 1993 by President Bill Clinton as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States where she served until her death on September 18, 2020. She paved the way for women like me to achieve opportunities beyond liberation. She fought for those who were denied their rights to live freely, love and fulfill their dreams, and believed that a meaningful life can be found in this purpose.
We can also find a wealth of inspiration in her grit, grace, and resilience. “At almost every stage of her career, she was rejected, dismissed, and impeded by those threatened by a woman of valor, integrity, and intellect. She made an immeasurable contribution to America by refusing to give up, even when the odds seemed hopeless. She was a living example of the value of persistence. Do not despair. Follow Ruth’s example. Persist.”
More than anything, Ruth showed us that the future isn’t fixed, and the power to shape it is in our hands. It’s time for us to take that power in our hands and hearts and rise like never before. My favorite quote by her is this one: “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” As we prepare for the upcoming election, it was Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish that her Supreme Court seat not be filled until a new president was installed. However, with the elections here and voting already underway in many states, it’s important that we help keep her dream alive.
Let’s honor her legacy by using the power we have gained to lift others up and open the way further for the genius, voices, and greatness of women across the globe. Let’s remember this great woman all over the world because without her we would not have the rights we have today regardless of our station in life.
I leave you with this as I conclude, please utilize your rights to vote and be the change you wish to see in the world.
This is the best time more than ever that we women need to stick together. We can do so much together than apart, that’s why I’m inviting you to my new Women’s Empowerment Group, Heart 2 Heart: Abundant Women of Purpose. There is so much we can share to lift each other and empower each other to live in our purpose!
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