By Annette Ermshar
Special to The Outlook
Phrases like girl power and women empowerment are particularly pertinent and celebrated this month, as March is Women’s History Month. As we honor women this month, I selected a few favorites … and although there are many more past and current names not listed, here are six fun facts that celebrate “female firsts.”
1. Naomi Parker Fraley was the inspiration behind Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of World War II. Representing women who worked in factories during the war while men served in the military, her iconic strength highlighted women’s abilities to spearhead new jobs and industries. From the remarkable efforts of Rosie and other women during this era came the famous phrase,“We Can Do It!”
2. Aretha Franklin is a timeless singer and musician who is coined the “Queen of Soul.” She was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She brightened our musical world with her voice and presence.
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