#day169 – Evita’s story

Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Peggy Guggenheim…There have been some powerful women in the past, who inspire me a lot with their groundbreaking thoughts and activities.

In Argentina Evita Peron is THE woman. Their first lady. She was the wife of Juan Peron, who won the presidential election in 1946, not at least due to Evita’s support. I wanted to know more about this woman and went to the Evita museum today.

Evita is one of those persons, who got born into a poor family and had to work hard to effort a better life. With the age of only 15 she moved from the province to Buenos Aires and worked as a model and radio moderator. Once she became the first lady and had the political possibility to change something, she fighted for the rights of women and poor people. It’s not a surprise, that she got hated by the rich and honored by the poor.

I admire her mainly because of her courage, when she was only twenty something. That’s impressing. Unfortunately she got cancer and died way to early with the age of 33. Nevertheless she left her footprints. Not only for the Argentinan history.

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