Meet 10 Famous Moms Of Our World Today on Mother’s Day

Melinda Gates
Famous moms: The women of today are faced with many responsibilities and duties along with being moms of today. Though society puts the bar too high for mothers as compared to fathers, these women never fail to surprise us. Hence, to the women who feel that motherhood is the end of opportunities, then look the following list and think again –

1. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, the wife of Bill Clinton, is a politician herself. Apart from being the First lady of the US from 1993 to 2001, Clinton also managed to mother her daughter well. Her daughter Chelsea Clinton is a Global Health advocate and writer.

2. Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran who served in the Reserve Forces for an incredible 23 years before retiring in 2014 as a lieutenant colonel. Though she lost her legs and one arm partially, Tammy Duckworth is seen with her baby tied across the chest on the wheelchair. Her disabilities never stopped her from becoming a good parent.

3. Angelina Jolie

The Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie is known for her humanitarian work worldwide. The actor has also adopted children from Ethiopia and Vietnam and treated them as her own. Jolie was also fearless to seek a divorce from husband Brad Pitt and the sole physical custody of her children depicting the independence to raise them on her own.

4. Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie is a survivor of female genital mutilation in her home of Somalia when she was 5. After her parents arranged for her to marry a man in his 60s, she ran away to London where she became a successful model. Waris Dirie after her retirement became the UN Special Ambassador for preventing female genital mutilation.

As the mother of four children, she told Harper’s Bazaar that female genital mutilation isn’t just a women’s issue: “Every education begins with Mama. We have to rethink what we teach our sons. That’s the most important thing.”

5. Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen adopted two girls and broke numerous stereotypes of having children only after marriage etc. Sen has a boyfriend who is younger than her and has allowed her daughters the time to get comfortable as a family. Sushmita Sen has proved that even healthy women can adopt children and that’s normal.

6. Dr Sindhutai Sapkal

Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal won the Padma Shri in the social work category for helping orphans around the country. She is also known as the Mother of the Orphans in India. Sapkal has a tragic story when she was left alone while pregnant with her daughter. Later she worked towards positivity and rehabilitation of those who are in need.

7. Maya Angelou

We all know Maya Angelou for her poems and but little do we know about her past. Angelou was raped when she was 8 by her mother’s boyfriend. She became a single mother to her son after her divorce. Her son once said that he grew up in her light.

8. Melinda Gates

Recently, Melinda Gates and Bill Gates announced the news of their divorce. Together, the couple had raised three children. Melinda Gates modelled that a woman can do anything if she truly believes so for her children. Further, she has also given many inspirational quotes on Feminism and Motherhood.

9. Michelle Obama

One of the coolest First Ladies of the US, Michelle Obama as a mom did her best to make sure that Sasha and Malia had the most normal childhood they could, given the circumstances. She also induced in them a healthy sense of privacy.

10. Mary Kom

Mary Kom, an Indian boxer, has three children. The catch here is that Kom did not leave boxing even after having children. She was supported by her husband to continue.

In an interview, Kom said, “People used to think that I could win only when I was not married but after getting married and having children, I had to struggle a lot. You knew conditions are tough in Manipur, there is insurgency often. When I came to Bhopal, conditions were tense. I could not even find lactogen for my child. It’s not easy to make a comeback after getting married and having children. God made me so so so special. I decided that until I achieve it I won’t quit.”


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