Normally when celebrating International Women’s Day, we focus on celebrities and women with power but the only the woman who has ever really inspired me was my mother.
She was weak and strong, brave and afraid, kind and mean, funny and unfunny, beautiful and ugly every opposite you can think off but at the end of the day, only one thing mattered I was hers and she was mine.
In Honour of International Women’s Day, a look at some amazing women of colour.
30 July 1893 to 9 July 1967
Also known as Mader e Milat (Mother of the Nation) and Khatun e Pakistan (Lady of Pakistan)
Who was she?
Not only was she one of the leading lights in the creation of Pakistan and her brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s closest confident she was also a dental surgeon, who had her own practice in Bombay.
She held dear the vision of her brother as of Pakistan as a nation of equal rights for all helped advance the cause of female rights and education.
After retiring from public life after the death of her brother, she continued her charitable work and returned to public life in 1965 to challenge Ayub Khan in the elections. The elections were held by electoral college and Jinnah lost the election to Khan.
Jinnah continues to be revered in Pakistan for her role in founding the nation and her work in the field of equal rights and politics.
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George Habash Speaking in a Lebanese Refugee Camp during the Civil War