I have been lucky enough to of known and still know strong women - may we be them and may we raise them - my mother is a strong inspiration for me. She is a woman of slight build, middle aged with curly hair and the shoe size of an elf and without her support over the years I haven't a clue where I'd be. As a teenager I wasn't the greatest, in fact I would put any woman to shame back then with my lack of commitment to projects yet my daughter came and I felt reborn and my mother inspires me to be that person, to be better. I will always have my flaws and I'm not as strong as my mother nor as well education (a nurse turned midwife with other courses under her belt) she is literally the best woman I can think of with the resilience, patience and love of a saint. A woman who has been thrown down time and time again yet carries on, fights on, works for her empire and to support not just her children but her grandchildren. She was another woman disregarded by man yet that didn't stop her finding love and she's been married since age twenty five, they've built a business together as well as supporting me as an adult.