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October: Honoring the world’s first feminist icons

Since the internet (Facebook, YouTube, TikTok…) was not invented, the world’s attention focused on feminist icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Hollywood’s “golden generation”, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly have made their mark with glamorous style, sophisticated fashion sense and especially, they are women who dare to speak their mind.

Marilyn Monroe

Roles like the uncharacteristic blonde (just based on beauty and physique) not only did not tarnish Marilyn Monroe’s reputation, but also gave her movie career a boost.

Marilyn Monroe represents a type of women who is persistent, patient, and unafraid to let others think wrongly of them.

She even accepted her body, and turned it into a social movement. Her talent and smart improvisation show that she is a “real” person, a silent warrior, completely different from the star label.

Audrey Hepburn

Like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn is a simple, sincere woman willing to share her own views.

“I do not have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I am rather funny-looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness” – Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn also mentioned how her mother found her unattractive, but instead of being upset or disappointed, she was more determined to prove herself.

In the 1950s, it was not acceptable to wear black clothes, long pants, and cut short hair like Audrey Hepburn. Even so, Audrey Hepburn changed this stereotype. She broke all frameworks with a masculine style that combines femininity, “natural” but still poise, different but acceptable, in harmony with the crowd.

Audrey Hepburn is proof that no matter what obstacles you face, you still have a chance to achieve success for yourself.

Grace Kelly

Feminism is seen as a topic that companies often ignore or “pretend” to appease public opinion for a while.

Even being a lady from a noble family, Grace Kelly spends her time fighting for injustice in society. She stopped her film career at the age of 26 to become the Princess of Monaco and used her existing advantage to advocate for women’s rights.

Grace Kelly deserves to be the representative image of feminism around the world.

The legends of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly are the waves that help change public perception in society, inspire and empower women, making life better.

Today, we should follow Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.