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An International Women's Day Alphabet

03/12/2014 01:51 EDT | Updated 05/12/2014 05:59 EDT

A is for Austen, the Regency hellion

B is for Boudica, who raised a rebellion

C is Cleopatra, fierce Queen of the Nile

D is Diana, whose voice does beguile

E is for Ella, who broke racial barriers

F is for Franklin, whose DNA was superior

G is Gloriana, anything but conventional

H is for hooks (the lower case is intentional)

I is Isadora, who invented modern dance

J is Jo March, who wrote and wore pants

K is for Kennedy, who understood duty

L is Lamarr, who mixed science with beauty

M is MacPhail, who made Canada proud

N is for Nellie, strident and loud

O is Olave, who taught girls about guiding

P is for Parker, whose wit was so biting

Q is Quvenzhané, showing grace under fire

R is for Rosa, who sat when she was tired

S is Suu Kyi, the political prisoner

T is for Tubman, slavery abolitioner

U is Uhura, who kicked ass in space,

V is Victoria, nearly always stern-faced

W is Wollstonecraft, vindicator of rights

X is Xiang Jingyu, who fought the good fight

Y is Yousafzai, who refused to be rattled

Z is Zoë Washburne, always ready for battle

We Can All Do It by Soirart

We Can All Do It by Soirart