The Tablet Jr. > March 2022

By Noah Reed , Grade 7

Noah ReedHow does one define a valiant woman? A valiant woman is a woman who is courageous and determined. All the women in my family are definitely considered valiant women, but the one who stood out the most to me is my grandmother. She is very determined and courageous, and she is a great role model. My grandmother is one of the most hard-working people that I know of and nothing gets in the way of her motivation. She works in a hospital and helps take care of people who need it and she gives up her time to help. She is a very religious woman and prays every night in hopes that our world gets healed.

There are tons of famous women in history that are considered valiant women, but a woman that was most impactful that was thought of first is Rosa Parks. Rosa was an American activist in the civil rights movement who is famous for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. At this time this was very serious because there were white laws and black laws. The laws were not equal for African Americans and whites so this made them very different from each other. Blacks and whites were separated, and this meant that there were many changes. There were different sides on buses to separate blacks, different sides for water fountains, and even schools wouldn’t accept blacks because of their race. Rosa Parks had a really large impact on the separation and she later on contributed in the process of the ending of racism.

One famous author that is known and believed to fit this topic very well is J.K Rowling. She is a very talented writer. She was turned down 12 times because she was a woman and publishers believed that no young boys would want to read a novel written by a woman. Eventually she met with the right publisher and they published her novel which then made her one of the richest authors in the world. She proved those publishers wrong and showed them that just because she was a woman that did not mean that she was not capable of writing just as good as men did.