10 Women And Their Badasseries!
If ever the #lifegoals will be worth its mean, it will be for the unabashed badassery in these women.
A badass lady doesn’t have to be one, who can beat you up or knock you down, but there’s something about some women that boggle the mind like the way she handles things, the way she stands tall and confident no matter what. They fight against all the odds without worrying about failure or what others think of them.
Meet these 10 hardcore, badass, and fearless women who are continuous source of inspiration.
- Sapna Moti Bhavnani
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not only known for his incredible skills on the cricket field, but also for donning different hairstyles on and off the field. And all credit goes to his hairdresser Sapna Moti Bhavnani. The lady started her struggle in Mumbai as a hairdresser and thereafter, what not she has done. Starting from hosting a comedy show to authoring a non-fiction book ‘Style-O-Wot’ to endorsing PETA to starting her own clothing line ‘SoFake’ to acting in Bollywood movies and last but not the least participating in TV reality show. Her motto in life is only “when you jump off the cliff will you know that you can fly.”
- Mary Kom
Mary Kom is one of the popular female athletes in India and also known as ‘Magnificent Mary’. Initially she practiced sports in an effort to raise money for her family but with time she overcome several obstacles and secured her place in the world of boxing. Mother of two, Mary Kom created history in 2012 by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing.
- Neerja Bhanot
Neerja left her home at the age of 21 after getting fierce criticism and hostility at her home over marriage issues. Bhanot joined Pan Am as a flight attendant in Miami. On September 5 1986, Pan Am Flight 73 got hijacked at Karachi Airport and Neerja single handedly helped in evacuation of several passengers. But, she died while bravely protecting three children. Badassery, guysss!
- Arunima Sinha
Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee to scale Mt Everest and Mt Vinson. National level volleyball player once pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011, which results one of her legs to be amputated below the knee. However, strong-headed lady never look back and achieved her goal of life even after crossing each hurdle in her way.
- Irom Sharmila
The Iron Lady of India, Irom Sharmila is a civil rights activist and political body who were on the world’s longest hunger strike for 16 years. While protesting the Armed Forces Act in Manipur, she went on a hunger strike in 2000.
- Sunitha Krishnan
An Indian social activist and chief functionary and co-founder of Prajwala – Sunitha Krishnan was gang-raped by eight men when she was 15. During the tough times instead of breakingdown, the brave lady gave birth to an institution that assists trafficked women and girls in finding shelter – Prajwala.
- Shanti Tigga
Shanti was the first woman jawan of Indian Army. Tigga was a mother of two when she became a jawan in the India Army. During physical exams, she defeated all her other male counterparts. She was awarded the title of the best trainee.
In the male dominated world, Kanupriya changed the discourse of politics and became the first woman president in Punjab University. She changed the entire mindset of people who thought only men can lead any organization. She fought for dress code, hostel timings, and moral policies that represent a derogatory and patriarchal mindset of authorities.
- Rukhsana Kausar
Rukhsana’s life story is inspirational to say and absolutely heroic without comparison. National Bravery Award winner for the act of killing LET militant leader at her residence using an axe and an AK47 rifle dropped her school at 10th grade. Yes, you read that right! With the help of her younger brother, she chased militants and killed them. She never picked rifle before this incident. This is badassery definitely deserves awards and felicitations.
- Sampat Pal Devi
The creator of the Gulabi Gang is possibly one of the most badass women ever to grace society. These gangs visit violent husbands and beat them up with laathis unless they stop abusing their wives. This gang effectively ended domestic abuse by giving men a taste of their own medicine.
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