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International Women's Day Is Dedicated To My Favorite Powerhouses

Who run the world? GIRLS. It's only right for there to be an international day to celebrate that. I wrote about my Top 5 for International Men's Day which was a comical piece but for International Women's Day I'm showcasing three bosses with XX chromosomes. So in no particular order..


3. Frida Kahlo


Ever been cheated on? Frida has, and in the public eye. Diego Rivera might have been f*cking around on her but she (being strong and openly bisexual) slept with the same women and did it better. Frida also slept with Diego's idol, Leon Trotsky. Besides being a revenge queen, Frida's life story is quite interesting and inspiring. She suffered physically as a result of polio as a child and later on was in a severe bus accident leaving her disabled. I adore Frida because of her attitude, badass-ery, and iconic self portrait work.


2. Dolly Parton


Dolly wrote I Will Always Love You and Jolene in the same day...it's nothing short of iconic. She has 3,000 songs under her belt which made her become a household name and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. I love Dolly because of her big personality and Tennessee charm. I've only seen her perform once but it was an amazing night and one of my favorite shows. Recently, Parton has made headlines with her million dollar donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center but she's not a stranger to philanthropy. There's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, she's worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and HIV/AIDS related charities just to name a few projects she's helped support.


1. Billie Jean King


Billie is an advocate for gender equality and knows how to make noise. In 1975, she earned Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year. Billie has 129 career titles in tennis and among those was the Battle of the Sexes. She is a champion for women's equality and one way she gained respect for female athletes everywhere was in the Battle of the Sexes. Bobby Riggs who? I admire that she ended the match with "to beat a 55-year-old guy was no thrill for me. The thrill was exposing a lot of new people to tennis."


Honorable Mentions:

Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe, Erika Nardini, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Anna Wintour

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