“I am not afraidâ€¦ I was born to do this.”
-Joan of Arc (1429)
“All I was doing was trying to get home from work.”
-Rosa Parks, on refusing to move to the back of the bus, televised interview (1985)
I had to put these two quotes together because both of these two women showed such courage. They both saw the “big picture” and understood their role in it. Although these events happened centuries apart, one could say that they were destined. Things could not have continued the way that they were going, and each of these women had a part in changing things. They could have backed down or shied away from it – but instead they chose to step up and be where they were, where they felt they were “supposed” to be.