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 at 8:31 pm #

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

    • 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 at 3:56 pm #

      I love you!!!

  2. glmorrison at 9:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on G. L. Morrison.

  3. nurseplummer at 10:22 pm #

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

  4. boomiebol at 11:47 pm #

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

  5. Susan L Daniels 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 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 at 4:18 pm #

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

        Fantastic talent–so gritty and real.

  6. This is brilliant! =)

    • bellejarblog at 4:09 pm #

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

  7. Dance Pundit. at 10:05 pm #

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

  8. Shade of Red at 11:49 am #

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

  9. Linked not ranked 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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