Female powerhouses that moved us with their words
We see ourselves as a socially motivated brand with a mission to support women and inspire children. Women empowerment and entrepreneurship are at the core of Miamohalla’s mission, we partner with widowed women who handcraft each one of our dress offerings with utmost precision, care and love. As the sole breadwinners of the family, these women have taken up the thread, needle and the art of smocking as a means to support their families and shatter taboos as strong, independent women.
Women have come a long, long way and fought tough battles to gain rights, gain equity and gain voice. In a world of chaos and strenuous difficulties, there have been strong, fierce and powerful voices that have inspired us. We know that life is a wonderful but also a difficult journey, so we’ve compiled a list of female authors that have given us the strength to rise against all odds, do the right thing and work hard to achieve our dreams. Here’s a list of real life role models and what they’ve taught us. These inspirational figures are sources of strength and inspiration for every parent and child out there:
Rowling has given us more than just Dumbledore’s wisdom, and Harry, Hermione and Ron’s friendship. She showed us the power of magic, imagination and most importantly self-belief. Rowling had faced failure in every aspect of time before she wrote Harry Potter. Her marriage had ended, and she was a single mother without a job or a home in Britain. Although life did not break her. She rose from the ashes after hitting rock bottom and finished her first manuscript on a manual typewriter.
Morrison was a lover of literature and a true believer that books have an ethical responsibility to shape society and culture. Her books and her words have shown us the power of truth and our responsibility as fellow humans to speak up against what’s wrong, take action, and leave this world a better place than we were given.
Maya Angelou asked us to do more, be more and lead a life of purpose and kindness. She believed that you can tell a lot about a person by how they handle a rainy day and inspired us all to treat people well and lead a kinder life.
Kamala Das was an iconic Malayali poet and short story writer who enabled women to be themselves and love every bit of it. She is known for her open and honest treatment of being a woman, free from any sense of guilt.
Roxane Gay taught us the true meaning of the phrase “women supporting women”. Her writing explores how different every individual’s life, circumstances and choices can be, and hence feminism is about supporting each other’s choices without any judgement.
Virginia Woolf showed us how powerful truth can be. Her honesty has inspired generations of writers, and she continues to be a role model for millions of aspiring writers. She taught us to listen and appreciate the music in our daily lives -- glasses clinking at the dinner table, hands clapping, water splashing and people chatting. She made us believe that there will always be light after darkness and quality matters over quantity.
The 19th century novelist, often challenged the notion of women’s dependency on marriage through her stories. Austen taught us the importance of sisterhood, solidarity and second chances. She reassures the readers that you don’t have to hold it together at all times and that admitting when you’re wrong is just as vital as standing your ground when it matters.
Brontë Sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne)
Brontë sisters were a reckoning force of reason and exquisiteness for the nineteenth centuries. Much like the female characters in their novels, the Brontë sisters were way ahead of their times and commanded to live their lives on their own terms.
Jhumpa Lahiri is a phenomenal author, who never stops reinventing herself and her stories. Lahiri’s books explore the concept of belonging and what it feels like to be an immigrant with more than one home or no home at all. She challenges readers to look beyond their lives and explore.
Maxine Hong Kingston
Kingston taught us an important lesson about acceptance of others and of ourselves. She taught us to take pride in our heritage, our traditions, our family and ourselves. Through her stories and strong characters, Kingston helps readers find meaning in our complicated lives.