An International Women’s Day Alphabet

8 Mar

A is for Austen, the Regency hellion

B is for Boudica, who raised a rebellion

C is Cleopatra, fierce Queen of the Nile

D is Diana, whose voice does beguile

E is for Ella, breaking down barriers

F is for Franklin, who made DNA merrier

G is Gloriana, anything but conventional

H is for hooks (lower case is intentional)

I is Isadora, who loved modern dance

J is Jo March, who wrote and wore pants

K is for Kennedy, who understood duty

L is Lamarr, who mixed science with beauty

M is MacPhail, political and proud

N is for Nellie, strident and loud

O is for Olave, keen about guiding

P is for Parker, whose wit was so biting

Q is Quvenzhané, who lights up the screen

R is for Rosa, who sat like a queen

S is Suu Kyi, the political prisoner

T is for Tubman, slavery abolitioner

U is Uhura, who kicked ass in space,

V is Victoria, who kept a stern face

W is Wollstonecraft, vindicator of rights

X is Xiang Jingyu, who fought the good fight

Y is Yousafzai, who refused to be rattled

Z is Zoë Washburne, ready for battle

We Can All Do It by Soirart

We Can All Do It by Soirart

21 Responses to “An International Women’s Day Alphabet”

  1. Rosie March 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on Make Me a Sammich and commented:
    The Belle Jar rocks my world!

    • SunbonnetSmart.com March 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      Wow! The BellJarBlog rocks my world, too. Haven’t been the same, and….better for it. Much Love to all my women friends, today and everyday, Fondly, Robin

      • bellejarblog March 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

        Thanks!!! Right back at ya!😀

    • bellejarblog March 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      I love you!!!

  2. glmorrison March 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on G. L. Morrison.

  3. nurseplummer March 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    My kind of poetry!! How fitting and how empowering.

  4. boomiebol March 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    LOVE IT!!! Sharing on twitter and face book. Thank you!

  5. Susan L Daniels March 9, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Props to you, for all of this, but on a personal note, I have had the pleasure to talk to and perform with Annie D a long, long time ago, when she was a teen.

    • bellejarblog March 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Oh really? She is so amazing! I finally got to see her in concert a few years ago!!

      • Susan L Daniels March 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

        Yep–I knew her when she was Annie and not Ani😉

        Fantastic talent–so gritty and real.

  6. Leopard [Crates and Ribbons] March 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    This is brilliant! =)

    • bellejarblog March 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Thanks!!! I have to admit, I am PRETTY IMPRESSED by some of my rhymes.

  7. Dance Pundit. March 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I absolutely love everything about this. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  8. Shade of Red March 11, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    This is really good, you’ve done a great job compiling all these names!

  9. Linked not ranked March 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    Love it! Wait, what, no Gloria Steinem?
    Love her. She’s turning 80 (eighty!) later in March.

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