CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH AN ICE MAIDEN! & GIVEAWAY

March 6, 2018admin
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Happy International Women’s Day (IWD).  Celebrated throughout the world on 8th March commenorating the movement for women’s rights.  This year the theme for IWD is #pressforchange.  With global activism for women’s equality finally getting the coverage it deserves which has been fuelled by movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, there has never been a more pressing time for change for women.  Indeed the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report notes that gender parity is some 200 years away!

 

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While us women still have a way to go for equality, there are some women making changes and challenging the role of women now.  They are also paving the way for other women to follow.  One group of inspirational women doing just that is the Ice Maidens.  The British Army’s ‘Ice Maiden’ Expedition has become the first all-female team to cross the Antarctica continent from coast-to-coast using muscle power alone.

 

Over 62 days on the ice, the team travelled up to 43 kilometres a day, navigating crevasse fields whilst pulling sledges weighing up to 80kg and battling temperatures as low as -40°C.  The idea for the expedition was to inspire women of all ages and abilities.

 

I am delighted that one of the Ice Maiden’s – Sophie Montagne – took time out of her busy schedule to answer some of my questions regarding her recent challenge.  I hope she inspires you as much as she and the rest of the Ice Maidens have me.  Remember to connect with Sophie below on social media and her blog.

 

 

What was your motivation for wanting to take part in the Ice Maiden challenge?

I wanted to escape my desk job, I felt bored and unfulfilled, frustrated with mundane life and I desperately wanted to see Antarctica – a totally unique landscape. I wanted to do something physically and mentally challenging that I would remember for the rest of my life and see if by sharing my experiences I could inspire others to take up a challenge and have the determination to see it through.

 

What were the positives of taking part?

So many, it’s changed my life! But the main thing was the incredible sense of team work and belonging that I had with my 5 team mates. I’ve never met such strong and inspiring women and, although we didn’t know each other before Ice Maiden, by the end I could read them better than my oldest friends. Knowing exactly how to cheer each other up when we were feeling down, or how to motivate each other when we were having a tough day was what made our expedition such a success.

 

What made you smile during the challenge?

My team mate Jenni – she was always dancing on her skis, singing along to Celine Dion and causing mischief and she always, always made me laugh. She’s morale on tap!

 

What challenges did you face during your trek?

We had temperatures as low as -56 degrees Celsius and a storm with 100kph wind that kept us trapped in our tents for 2 days. There was also the risk of falling into a crevasse and, if we were injured, help was a very long way away. Most of all though, it was the endurance – we skied 1,704km from one side of the continent to the other which meant 10 hours of skiing every day for 61 days. That was exhausting and I can safely say that every part of my body hurt!

 

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What did you learn about yourself during and after the challenge?

I learned that I have a lot to give a team, that I’m very easy-going, very positive and a good listener. I also discovered a new confidence – we went from zero polar experience to completing an unguided and unsupported Antarctic crossing. Before us, more people had been to the moon than done that, so I feel that I’ve achieved something really unique.

 

What women inspire you?

Clare Balding is such an awesome role model (and I would love her job!). She is so warm, every generation love her, and she is knowledgeable, successful and pioneering, but with great humility. She has quietly become a national treasure and nobody has a bad word to say about her.

 

If you could give other women 3 pieces of advice, in terms of facing challenges, what would that advice be?

  1. Break your challenge down into manageable chunks. If it’s huge it can seem overwhelming at the start so set short term goals that will give you confidence and a sense of achievement as you go along. This will help build the motivation to reach that ultimate goal.
  2. Sign up! If you don’t put your name into the hat nobody is going to pick you. When I applied for Ice Maiden, along with 250 others, I never dreamed that I had what it takes to make the final team. I thought I’d enjoy the ride until somebody told me to get off the train…and then I found myself in Antarctica! Don’t rule yourself out of a challenge before it’s even begun.
  3. Don’t let people put you off. I’m an optimist and people are always trying to stamp on my dreams! It takes a lot of strength to ignore the doubters and keep believing in your goal, despite the many hardships and setbacks along the way. Never, ever give up because the planning is always the hardest part.

 

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I also asked some bloggers who inspired them and this is what they told me:

 

Vicky from Millie Beach Huts is inspired by Dr Kate Granger, young doctor with a passion for patient care.  At just 29, Dr Granger was diagnosed with cancer.  As a terminally ill cancer patient, she had been informed she may only live for another 14 months. But over the five years post her initial diagnosis, Dr Granger achieved so much. I’ve been humbled and blown away by the courage, pride, commitment, love and dedication she has shown to us all at her most vulnerable times.

 

Chloe from Marble Beauty is inspired by Otegha Uwagba who founded Women Who which is a community for creative, working women Her ‘Little Black Book’ motivates me to work as hard as I can, to build a business for myself!

 

Catalina from Stylish Confidence is inspired by Mihaela Noroc founder of Atlas of Beauty. In a world that cares too much about appearance, Mihaela demonstrates we should forget about set standards.  

 

Kate from Ever After with Kids has been inspired by Rose Mcgowen and the countless other women speaking out and standing up against sexual harassment – so brave to put themselves out there and face torrents of abuse and name calling – but paving the way for a better future for our daughters. 

 

Marie from Restless Soul Adventures is inspired by Katherine Johnson and the many other African-American female mathematicians who worked at NASA in the sixties. Being a techie myself, I see these women as true pioneers for women in technology.

 

Lucie from Call Me Dumpling is inspired by the author and journalist Xinran. In the 90s she had a radio programme in China, documenting the stories of womenpost Cultural Revolution; she later wrote a book based on the lives and experiences of the women she’d encountered on her show. She touches on topics like the one child policy, gender hierarchy, and the lost daughters of China in her novels.

 

Mel from Raise the Waves is inspired by Claudette Colvin. In March 1955 (9 months before Rosa Parks did the same thing) then 15-year-old Claudette refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person. She was arrested and convicted of violating segregation laws, disturbing the peace and assault.  To have that kind of courage, not only as a teenager but as a black teenager during an extremely racist time in the US, is inspiring and motivating.

 

 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Mountain_Sophie

Instagram: www.instagram.com/Mountain_Sophie 

Blog: sophiemontagne.com

 

 

 

Other blog posts in Why She Inspires Me Series

Why B from Boost My Budget Inspires Me

Why I’m Supporting Female Bloggers

Why Becky from Cuddle Fairy Inspires Me

Why Sarah from Life in a Breakdown Inspires Me

Why Emma from EmmaDrew Inspires Me

Why Gwennan from Twentsomethingmeltdown Inspires Me

Why Francesca from Pennies to Pounds Inspires Me

Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me

Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me

Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

Why Victoria from Lylia Rose Inspires Me

 

 

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Comments (137)

  • Gemma Cook

    March 8, 2018 at 11:07 am

    My mum inspires me. She is my best friend & because there is only a 17 year age gap we are more like sister’s.
    She is a wonderful mum & excellent grandma.
    Love her to the moon and back!

    1. admin

      March 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

      That is so lovely to hear. Thanks for sharing Gemma. Happy International Women’s Day to you and your mum. x

  • Natalie H

    March 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    My mum is inspirational to me – after a devastating stroke she is a survivor!

    1. admin

      March 8, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      I’m glad your mum is doing ok. Thank you for sharing. x

  • Kobi Hensley

    March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    My daughter. She has gone through so much and is still the sweetest, strongest woman I know.

  • Julie Carwardine

    March 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Has to be my mum. She brought me up single handed from the age of 6 and has always been my rock. Now in her 70s with various health issues, she is still amazing and a fantastic nan to my two girls. Plus she is one of the most hilariously funny people there is!

  • Andrea Fletcher

    March 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    My daughter who copes amazingly with my grandson who was born needing a heart operation and is facing another operation in a couple of months.

  • Tracy Nixon

    March 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Princess Diana inspired me when she was alive x

  • Kimberly Meadows

    March 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    My mum is my inspiration,after my dad took us to Malta back in 1978 and then he abandoned us there,mum was 32 and I was 14 the eldest of 5 kids,She did everything to make sure we stayed together and had an education. I have been home in England for a long time but my mum sisters and brothers all made lives out there despite everything. Mum I love and respect you so much!

  • Nikki Hayes

    March 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    My sister – the family high flyer – with her great job involving regular travel to several other countries :o)

  • Liam Fitzpatrick

    March 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    My sister, at the age of 24 she owns and manages 3 shops! How amazing

  • Kat Lucas

    March 11, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    My stepdaughter who has MS and is legally blind but still gets out and volunteers at local hospitals to cheer up patients 🙂

  • Solange

    March 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    My mum.

  • Gloria C

    March 11, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Victoria Beckham

    Not only is she an excellent business woman, but she is a great Mother.

  • Ellen Stafford

    March 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    My mum! She is a star!

  • ElizM

    March 11, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    I’m inspired by great writers like Emily and Charlotte Bronte – how did they write such great works with such little opportunity and experience of life

  • Leila Benhamida

    March 11, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    My grandmother always so kind and full of wisdom.

  • Frances H

    March 12, 2018 at 10:01 am

    The woman who refused to wear heels at that receptionist job. The more you stand your ground, the more ridiculous people will look. Heels are optional.

  • Eve H Ogden

    March 12, 2018 at 10:47 am

    My mum inspires me totally

  • Susan B

    March 12, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Celia Hammond inspires me. She gave up a lucrative career as a model and all the benefits that come with that and, instead, founded a very successful and effective cat rescue charity. Unlike other cat rescue charities, Celia works with feral cats and she also gets her hands dirty. An extraordinary woman.

  • Lynn Brown

    March 12, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I find Katie Piper very inspiring.

  • Jane Willis

    March 13, 2018 at 6:44 am

    My daughters inspire me. Both manage to successfully combine high powered careers with being wonderful mothers, marathon runners and great cooks and gardeners. I think they must have found the art of cramming 48 hours into every day!

  • sonya ritchie

    March 15, 2018 at 1:23 am

    this would be an awesome competition

  • Sarah

    March 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    What an amazing bunch! After the snow here last week I can safely say Antarctica is off my to-visit list… Thanks for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime last week!

  • Hayley F

    March 17, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    My mum inspires me x

  • Gerri Tennant

    March 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Judi Dench inspires me. She is chic, sassy and smart and shows us how to,grow older gracefully.

  • Alica

    March 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    My daughter inspires me every day! She makes me so proud 🙂

  • paula cheadle

    March 18, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    my Nan, nothing fazed her

  • Rachel Colclough

    March 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    My daughter inspires me to be better

  • cheryl hadfield

    March 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    My Mum inspires me, if I can live my life has honest and caring as her then i will have led a great life

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    March 19, 2018 at 3:43 am

    My mum has always inspired me if I end up half ad good a mum as she is then im doing great

  • Evette Williams

    March 21, 2018 at 9:24 am

    My daughter aged 23 supported her partner through losing his dad to brain tumours.

  • Lorne Bedford

    March 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    My friend Julie she has an auto immune disease behcets and yet still keeps a positive attitude in life

  • iain maciver

    March 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

    my wife and daughter

  • Janet Birkin

    March 23, 2018 at 10:03 am

    My gran inspired me, she endured such a hard life but still managed to pass on her smiles and sense of humour

  • Lindsey stuart

    March 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Sandra Bullock inspires me not only is she a fantastic actress but an incredibly kind and strong woman
    She does so much for charities and has gave children a loving home that they deserve

  • Elizabeth Smith

    March 23, 2018 at 11:19 am

    My mum, she has put up with me!

  • pete c

    March 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Theresa May; putting politics aside, doing that job must be incredibly difficult

  • Annabel Greaves

    March 23, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Angelina Jolie is such an amazing charity ambassador

  • Carol

    March 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Its so lovely to see how many mums are inspiring sadly I lost mine at 12 years old and my dad became both mum and dad to she definitely would be my inspiration I know its not the question but if has to be my dad

  • maria blythin

    March 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    my mum x

  • suzanne drummond

    March 23, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    im inspired by Holly Willoughby

  • Karen Usher

    March 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    My daughter, she was born 16 weeks early (Yes born at 24 weeks!!) shes now 6 years old and has been through more than anyone I know yet is so happy!!!! An inspirational little girl!

  • Richard Eldred Hawes

    March 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    My mum always inspired me to be the best I could

  • ADEINNE TONNER

    March 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    A woman that inspires me has to be my mother she proves to me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it you can achieve anything in life.

  • Sheena Batey

    March 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    My mother who taught me to stand up to injustice

  • Yolanda Davis

    March 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    My Nan. She’s the most amazing woman. All my life she has been there tor me, She was married to my Grandad for 63 years when he passed away recently. She has stayed so strong when I cannot even begin to fathom the pain she must be in. She is an inspiration.

  • jo liddement

    March 25, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    The Bronte sister were all inspiring women as they had determination to have their work published when women were certainly not seen to be writers or academics.

  • ANNE BOSTWICK

    March 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    My daughter inspires me. She has one son, but he is so autistic that he cannot live at home. She never complains or compares herself to others.

  • Lynn Mackeonis

    March 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    My friend claire, she’s a head manager at St Thomas’ and takes on challenges and complications every day, and keeps a cool head and manages the hospital.

  • Anthony Harrington

    March 25, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    My Wife and my late Mother-in-Law, both very special and inspirational ladies that have shaped and influenced my life.

  • laura jones

    March 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    my mother she was strongest kindest woman that there ever has been

  • lynn r

    March 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Alll feminists from Emily wilding Davison to Laura Bates.

  • Sean Lee

    March 25, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Margaret Thatcher

  • kate t

    March 25, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Malala Yousafzai is truly inspirational

  • Komal Qasim

    March 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    My mother

  • john prendergast

    March 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    My mum

  • alice lightning

    March 26, 2018 at 12:32 am

    my mum sisters and daughter all in their own problems hold their heads up and cope

  • Toni Pearson

    March 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    My friend, Tammy inspires me. An amazing friend, mum of two, and an inspirational primary school teacher.

  • Sheila Reeves @cakereev

    March 27, 2018 at 10:21 am

    My Mum-in-Law, she came and stayed with me when my two boys were born as my mum had died – she helped so much but didn’t interfere, just let me get to know my boys. She nursed her husband through his dementia, putting up with such changes without a moan to us or others

  • Sara Goodman

    March 27, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    The headmistress of my daughter’s school, she is amazing!! She has come in and totally turned the school around, despite the fact both my daughters went to the same school, they had very different experiences.

  • Carrie-Anne Brown

    March 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    my mum 🙂

  • Michelle Ferguson

    March 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    My Mum, she is so selfless and always thinking of others

  • Michelle smith

    March 30, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    My daughter she is amazing

  • Debbie Birchall

    March 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    My late Aunty Betty. She faced many trials and tribulations in her life but always faced them with humour, positivity and faith in the future xxx

  • Robyn s

    March 30, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    My wonderful mum, she is just so special!

  • Gemma G

    March 31, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    My aunt. She’s the matriarch of the family and despite her troubles still manages to make all of us feel so loved.

  • claire woods

    April 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

    My Mum.

  • claire woods

    April 1, 2018 at 9:57 am

    My Mum is.

  • Lorna Ledger

    April 1, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    My Aunty Viv, She married for love, to a man who was another race (feels shocking to write that now!!) in the early 70’s, when prejudisim was so rife. Her and my Uncle, helped to integrate Tetsudo a martial arts form into the uk. My aunty became the first and only Grand Master Dan female black belt. The helped the community so much, raising money for local charities and autism. Their home was a place of love, learning and laughter, and I have such fond memories of being there. She was a woman of beauty of love, and when she died of cancer, over 500 people came to her funeral.

  • Amy J

    April 2, 2018 at 11:38 am

    My mum and my grandma inspires me!

  • Georgina Prince was davies

    April 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    my mum inspires me she is a super woman xxxx

  • claire griffiths

    April 2, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    my grandma she is one amazing lady

  • Alison Burns

    April 2, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    My female inspiration is always the suffragettes.

  • Gaynor Vincent

    April 2, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    My friend Jean – she is a great friend and always happy!

  • Kim Carberry

    April 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

    My youngest daughter….She has so much to deal with but she always gets through with a smile on her face x

  • Sarah

    April 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    My mumma!

  • sharon catterall

    April 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    My grandmother inspired me,she was a farmers wife and even in her 70’s she was still up the field mucking out and driving the tractor,sadly she got the big C an passed away but she was an amazing woman who would give you the clothes off her back if you needed them,

  • Ruth Harwood

    April 5, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Mary Beard inspires me as she’s clever and charismatic

  • Holly carter

    April 6, 2018 at 11:20 am

    My mum inspires me she’s so hard working and always supported me through everything. My mother in law also as she is also very hard working and would do anything for anyone!

  • Sarah Dunne

    April 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Louise Pentland because she’s a lovely, honest and real person!
    She’s also a mum like myself!

  • Sarah Roberts

    April 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    My wonderful mom, Strong and loving at the same time if l’m half the woman she was i’ll be happy.

  • Rachael Sexey

    April 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    My mother in law 💗

  • Craig Havery

    April 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    theresa may

  • Sarah Ann

    April 10, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    My gran. She was the most generous and supportive woman.

  • Mark Mccaffery

    April 12, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Any woman who stands her ground for the right reasons.

  • Jade Pawley

    April 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    My Nannie. No explanation needed apart from she is one of a kind & an inspiration to me!

  • Jules Eley

    April 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    My mum was an inspiration!

  • Sarah Mccaffery

    April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The first teacher i ever had at school.

  • Margaret Mccaffery

    April 17, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The woman that most inspires me is my mother.

  • tina Glover

    April 18, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Emily Pankhurst inspires me. The way women are valued in todays society wouldn’t have happened without her.

  • Simone Griffin

    April 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    My mum – she’s hard working and honest x

  • nicola rupawala

    April 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Michelle obama

  • debbie davies

    April 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    definitley my mum. shes 81 years old and still looks after everyone. she cooks a sunday roast every sunday for 10 of us even though we have tried to take over and do it for her she insists on doing it. shes truely amazing!

  • Celso Gomes

    April 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I saw the Hedy Lamarr documentary recently and that was inspirational.

  • Collette SR

    April 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

    My Godmother not only inspires me but gives the best advice ever, straight talking and no frills love her x

  • June Gaynor

    April 22, 2018 at 6:08 am

    My mother. She has many qualities that I admire. I just hope I have inherited some of them.

  • Kerryn Johnson

    April 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    My mom in law was my inspiration

  • Vanessa Cox

    April 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    My mum is inspirational to me – a very strong and independent woman who still loves travelling all around the world at 68!

  • lorraine kirk

    April 24, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Marie Curie is an inspiration because she overcame many obstacles to achieve what she did and save many lives

  • Carole Nott

    April 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

    i gather inspiration from my family – especially mum

  • Rennene Hartland

    April 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    My mum shes so caring and will do anything for anyone

  • Jill Ashton

    April 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Dame Daphne Sheldrick for rescuing baby elephants and helping in the fight to stop poachers slaughtering elephants for the ivory trade. 100 elephants are killed every day for ivory

  • Jessica Barber

    April 27, 2018 at 9:54 am

    My endlessly loving, kind and strong mum who has never faltered in her support for me whilst I beat anorexia!

  • Lucy

    April 27, 2018 at 10:03 am

    My Mum 🙂

  • Amanda Gregory

    April 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    My daughter inspires me most.

  • Tania Atfield

    April 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    My daughter who is at university studying architecture

  • Martina Deeley

    April 27, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    My daughter inspires me. She’s so confident and clever and diplomatic

  • Carly Belsey

    April 28, 2018 at 4:35 am

    My nan inspires me, she is an amazing woman. She has been through so much and still smiles and makes everyone happy

  • Laura Pritchard

    April 28, 2018 at 11:05 am

    My late gran – she got pregnant out of marriage to an American serviceman and kept the baby as a single mother, dealing on the wartime black market to survive. She was a strong, no nonsense lady who refused to do what others expected right to the end!

  • Kim Neville

    April 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

    My lovely mum as she excels in whatever she does

  • Miss Tracy Hanson

    April 28, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    My Mum – she does her best to please everyone but always with a smile on her face. She’s a great-grandma who often gets asks “how she manages to look so good” for her age. If I am half the woman she is, I will be very happy.

  • janine atkin

    April 28, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    jennifer lawrence inspires me

  • Katrina Adams

    April 28, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    My best friend has always inspired me, she has so much inner strength and handles everything with such elegance and grace.

  • Jeanette Leighton

    April 28, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Definitely the queen she runs a country a great inspiration

  • Sheri Darby

    April 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    My mum of course

  • Samantha Atherton

    April 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    My little girl, she amazes me every single day.

  • Lia Burns

    April 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    My mum, she is so selfless and raised me single handily. Worked her butt off to keep a roof over our heads x

  • Caroline Blaza

    April 29, 2018 at 12:29 am

    My Mum

  • Tammy Neal

    April 29, 2018 at 9:04 am

    My mom x

  • Linda Ford

    April 29, 2018 at 9:17 am

    My older sister inspires me, she brought up her children alone and still had time for me! Now we are in our 40’s and 50’e she is my best friend xx

  • Shaun Heathcote

    April 29, 2018 at 9:38 am

    my wife she is the strongest person i know

  • Lucy Chester

    April 29, 2018 at 9:58 am

    My mum inspires me for doing such an amazing job with the four of us on her own and working part time so that we did not go without.

  • Gillian McClelland

    April 29, 2018 at 11:36 am

    My mum inspires me as she has always been strong through difficult times and has always supported me

  • Martina Alban

    April 29, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Victoria Beckham

  • Cassandra D

    April 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    My mother inspires me by striving for success.

  • Lynn Neal

    April 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    My lovely daughter because she always strives to do the best she can for my grandchildren!

  • gemma raines

    April 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    my grandma she really is the best grandma ever I love her so much

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke

    April 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Jennifer Hudson, she has amazing strength and an amazing voice. To go what she has been through and to still smile and carry on… is fantastic! xx

  • Kerry H

    April 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    My sister who lives in Vancouver, she just does whatever she likes, moves on when something’s not working out and follows her dreams.

  • Marie Rungapadiachy

    April 29, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    My daughter inspires me for being so dedicated at everything she does.

  • Ruth Wollerton

    April 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    My friends inspire me because they give me the LOVE & support to be the best I can be.

  • Jennifer Baker

    April 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    lady that lives in my town is an inspiration to me, She lost 10 stone in a year x x x

  • Craig Hindle

    April 29, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    My mother inspires me chris Hindle

  • Karen Walder

    April 29, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    My sister inspires me!

  • Natalie Crossan

    April 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    The late Diana, Princess of Wales. She was utterly fearless x

  • Adrian Bold

    April 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    My Mum inspires me. She has been through such a lot in these last few years. But even during some of her harder times, she’s always been there to support me through my own highs and lows.

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