BADASS WOMEN: HEDY LAMARR

 

Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still & look stupid,” she once said.

Hedy Lamarr demolished the stereotype that Hollywood actresses are just their looks.

She was an actress during MGM’s “Golden Age” & starred in films like Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town & Samson & Delilah but she earned recognition in an entirely different field.

She received a patent for an idea of a radio signaling device to change radio frequencies to keep enemies from decoding messages – this became an important step in the development of technology to maintain security of military communications & cell phones.

She was honored the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award & became the 1st female to receive the ULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award, which is considered the Oscars of inventing.

How many Hollywood leading ladies can say they invented a “Secret Communications System”?

Fyi, her invention became a precursor to the secure wi-fi, GPS & Bluetooth so many of us use today!

Thank you Hedy for pushing the boundaries of how women are perceived, showing folks that women can do absolutely anything w/ hard work & determination & secure wi-fi (lol)!

xo – Suki

BADASS WOMEN: BARBARA BUSH

my non-partisan post goes to Barbara Bush.

thank you for being fierce – never shying away from but accepting who she is, never attempting to fit other’s opinions of who she should be, & motivated to create opportunities for others to be their own advocates.

Barbara, we will miss your poise, strength & self-deprecating humor!

xo – Suki

BADASS WOMEN: JANE FONDA

 

 

always beautiful, always outspoken, which takes huge cahones, always out in front of women’s issues, scrutinized & raked over the coals for decades, lived out her personal life in film (a little? a lot?)…a powerful feminist voice (& why is THIS a dirty word?) of my generation.

i am thankful i had role models like this that helped shape my notion of womanhood, of what i could do in the world, & prepped me for the nightmares ahead!

lol THANKS MS JANE!! we love you!

 xoxo -Suki

BADASS WOMEN: ANNA SHPENOVA

 

Anna Shpenova, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, became a firefighter at 25, & of course, nobody took her seriously, she was sent to extinguish burning garbage cans, etc.

but, she kept demanding to be placed on real crews to battle real fires, wore down commanding officer after commanding officer, & then proved herself to male peers, shattering the perception that only a man can put out a fire, receiving a medal for Heroism as a Firefighter on March 8th, for International Women’s Day.

hell ya!

 

xo –Suki