#IStandWithHer// SUPERWOMEN, A Century of Change

Angel Lasona
Posted December 7, 2019 from Philippines

You're a SUPERWOMAN, I salute you!!! You are smart, brave and forever will rise. You are the newest heroine of the century. 

Throughout time women have exuded strength and resilience against all odds, strived for and achieved excellence, and persevered in the fight for EQUALITY. In which this is way too evident nowadays, where women can already stand shoulder by shoulder with the great leaders of the world, which was predominantly spearheaded  by egocentric male species before. 

A fortnight ago, I happened to make a quick skimming in the National Bookstore, while buying some art stuffs for an Art Exhibit this month, a National Geographic October 2019 edition with a shouting headline that reads, 

Credits to National Geographic, October 2019 Edition

“Women: A Century of Change,”

This edition celebrated the trailblazing women who have redefined what it means to be a woman. Thus, presented more than 100 images on display drawn from the National Geographic archives featuring images taken by renowned National Geographic photographers, including such groundbreakers as Jodi Cobb, Lynsey Addario, Ami Vitale and Erika Larsen.

This edition revealed the lives of women from more than 30 countries with each image offering a glimpse into the lives of women worldwide. 

Further, the said featured edition were divided into six themes: Joy, Beauty, Love, Wisdom, Strength and Hope, with the collections in each theme evoking a sense of their respective emotion.

From Amy Toensing’s photo of the joy felt between two women participating in India’s traditional Holi festival to Lynn Johnson’s photo conveying the strength of women traversing the desert plains of Kenya to bring water to their families, these photos invite reflection and recognition of the fact that despite differences and distance, we all experience similar emotions. 

Interspersed throughout the edition, were fascinating “Through the Lens” panels that featured behind-the-scenes anecdotes provided by the photographers on their experiences capturing some of their most compelling photos. Each story reveals the intangible connection made between the photographer and the subject and the lasting impression this moment left on them. 

Additionally, the exhibited features captivated images taken by Larsen titled “Portraits of Power", featured portraits of trailblazing women like Oprah Winfrey, gun control activist Emma González, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2019 Women’s World Cup champion Alex Morgan, founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, philanthropist Melinda Gates and many more.

Accompanying their images is an intimate interview between each iconic woman and National Geographic magazine’s first female editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg.

These diverse women have amassed an impact all their own—each experiencing their own challenges and triumphs—yet working toward a common goal: equality. 

A congratulatory shout-out to National Geographic book edition for having able to document the barriers, the breakthroughs and everything in between of these century heroines. A collection of images declaring that women who follow their convictions can overcome anything. 

So, how's it to become a SUPERWOMAN?

Well, it's an unconscious everyday endeavor where your life is pattern according to your body clock and you're more accustomed to doing more than what the opposite sex deemed they just need to provide. It's a kind of thing where your kids, family, nearest kins and relatives became your utmost responsibility and priority rather than YOURS.

Congratulations dearest sisters all around the world for being these talented to jungle everything.... From being a day to day mom, career woman, dishwasher, house keeper, cook, budget planner, name it! I FEEL YOU. ❤️❤️❤️

ANYTHING and everything under the sun can be done by these SUPERWOMEN! Us superwomen!

Defying anything in our path... Time, stress, physical, emotional and mental exhaustion... Always putting everyone ahead and making us the absorber of all kinds of stressors behind.

SEE HOW STRONG YOU ARE???

YOU'RE INDEED A SUPERWOMAN!

 

Never been I too proud to be one. 

Yours truly, 

Angel Lasona

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Hello, dear Angel,

Thank you for sharing the insights you learn from “Women: A Century of Change". We celebrate you for being among the strong women who are creating ripples of change in the Philippines, and now in the world. We stand with you, dear. Keep on writing!

Angel Lasona
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Sus Karen, hi dearest! Your voice is one amongst the most celebrated voice in World pulse, and I'm so proud of you for that. Idol kita eh... ❤️

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Hahaha. Hwag naman idol. Sisters lang. Thank you, dear. Kapit lang, ikaw rin magiging celebrated voice. :)

Jill Langhus
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

Hi Angel,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your uplifting and inspiring post. I've always appreciated National Geographic and this makes me more impressed by the publication. Hopefully they will start a trend and do more features like this in the future, too.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great Monday!

Angel Lasona
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Hello dearest Jill! Been quite busy in school yet juggling time is our Forte anyway as a multi Tasker, hihi... My warm regards to you as well

Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hello there!

Oh, I see:-) Take it easy there!

XX

Beth Lacey
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

Yes, congratulations to all the strong women.

Angel Lasona
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Indeed sister, we are the unconsciously the modern day heroes.

Anita Shrestha
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Angel Lasona
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Most welcome sister

maeann
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Hi Angel,

Thanks for continually sharing your story :) wow may time ka na yehey!!!

Angel Lasona
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Yes sis Mae Ann, I'm more than happy to be sharing my voice to our sisters around whenever I have time... And thank you for being a constant motivator