Wonderful Women Wednesday

Taking a mid-week moment to celebrate and thank those standing up and kicking ass

This week is ⚡️GRETA THUNBERG ⚡️ the 16 year old Swedish political activist seeking to stop global warming and climate change. In August 2018, she became a prominent figure for starting the first school strike for climate, outside the Swedish parliament building. 

‘At the end of a record-hot summer in Sweden last August, then-15-year-old Greta Thunberg decided she would not be going back to school. Frustrated by the lack of attention paid to the existential threat of global warming — not least by politicians campaigning for upcoming elections — she set up outside the Swedish parliament with a water bottle, her rucksack filled with books and snacks and a homemade sign announcing her “School Strike for Climate.” “I tried to bring people along to join me,” she says — she’d been inspired by the Parkland, Florida, students who walked out of class to protest gun violence — “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.”

Thunberg wasn’t alone for long. By the end of the first week, her strike had drawn coverage from Sweden’s biggest newspapers. As reporters flocked and she handed out fliers bearing the message “You grownups don’t give a shit about my future,” supporters dropped by to join the homespun protest on their lunch breaks. After three weeks of missed classes, Thunberg finally went back to school — mostly. She still strikes every Friday.’ via Rolling Stone.

Last Friday (March 15 2019) saw a global school strike by masses of children, including the renowned French artist and activist JR

Her Ted Talk: The disarming case to act right now on climate change. is a passionate call to action. ‘Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organised a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."‘

She has also spoken at the UN Climate Change COP24 Conference and been written about in press from The Guardian to The New Yorker to name just a couple.

She is calling BS and people are listening. Greta Thunberg to politicians: 'We're fighting for everyone's future'.
And we are sure she is just getting started.