It is often said that a woman is an ultimate strength and support behind the success of every man. It doesn’t apply to all and most would even prefer the other way around. Men and women have different characteristics. Both are special and unique in its own way. There are things men can’t do and there are things that a woman can’t. It’s just fascinating to know that women are exemplary on what they do.
The Suffragettes, who fought vehemently for women’s rights and the right to vote. Malala Yousafza, a young Pakistani who fought for access to education in her country. Amelia Earhart, the first woman who flew across the Atlantic Ocean. Mother Theresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth, and Hellen Keller. They are just among the few of the greatest women who fearlessly face their adversaries. Taunted and underestimated yet proved that women, like men, can succeed and do the impossible.
Blogging, a world dominated mostly by men. Little did we know that there are remarkable women who are making noise and making a name for themselves. This empowered women bloggers choose to be different and pursue excellence in what they do.
In observance of the National Women’s Month Celebration, we handpicked 16 of the finest Cebuana bloggers who have established a name for themselves in the blogosphere. These Cebuana bloggers are advocates of change and social good. We may not know most of them but these talented women have done exceptional things that will surely inspire you to do great things yourself.
Jona Branzuela Bering / Backpacking With A Book
When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman
An exceptional woman, for me, has no single definition, no singular face. It varies from one woman to the next.
But perhaps, open-mindedness is a key character of an exceptional woman. She lives life on her terms. She is independent but knows how to compromise, when needed. She respects other women’s choices and womanness. And definitely, she is not a macho woman. 😉
Quote she lived by
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
―Arundhati Roy, “The Cost of Living”
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