"Each person must live their lives as a model for others."
- Rosa Parks
Global Girlfriend is celebrating 2020 by featuring 20 women that have paved the road for women empowerment. In honor of Civil Rights Day, our first tip of the hat goes to Rosa Parks!
Rosa Parks showed us that defiance, persistence, and dedication can lead to great results. She was a civil activist, best known for her lead on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, arrested for denying moving to the “colored section” in a packed bus on December 1st, 1955. Her arrest had motivated others to boycott the Montgomery Bus, which in turn had led to Browder vs Gayle. The Supreme Court’s decision ruled that bus segregation in Alabama was unconstitutional.
It is undeniable that the courage and heart of Rosa Parks helped elevate civil rights. Her words to live as a model to others reminds us to hold our values close and to share them by lead. She showed that not only as a woman but as a woman of color, her words and her perseverance are just as strong if not stronger than anyone else. Her actions are still powerful to this day and continue to motivate us to stand up for what we believe in.
Global Girlfriend gives praise to Rosa Parks and is honored to feature her as our first woman for 20 women for 2020!