Making History

In June 2022, Katya Echazarreta became the first Mexican-born woman to go to space. Visiting space has been a lifelong dream of hers and she’s humbled to be representing “all of the little girls and women out there who are dreaming of achieving something bigger.”

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With six miles to go, the unthinkable happened. Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia tripped on a speed bump at least 25 meters back from the leading pack and fell to the ground, banging her head. Despite this setback, Yalemzerf got up, rejoined the pack and finished the race in the third fastest time at the event. She is the youngest woman to win the London Marathon. “I had confidence I could run well. I am so happy to win on my first time in London. People were shouting a lot and it inspired me.”

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Giorgia Meloni is Italy’s first female Prime Minister and the first far-right figure to take power in Italy since World War II. “I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am Christian. Everything we stand for— including Christian values and traditional gender norms—is under attack.”

Sources: Wikipedia; The Guardian; Barron’s; People; Very Nice Quotes

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