I'm not a person with heroes. As a kid, if you asked me who my hero was, I would've probably given you a blank stare. I mean, Eleanor Roosevelt is a nice choice, as is Mahatma Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Victoria Woodhull and Emma Goldman. But who's really relavent to my life today?
Last night, I had the honor of seeing Madeleine Albright speak - for free! (ok just the price of tuition) - at my university. I read her biography in the tractor one summer, hauling grain for my dad (in between trips, of course). It inspired me to move to DC.
She's the closest thing I have to a hero.
Here is someone who was raised with the same kind of "women-should" attitude, yet managed to get her PhD, learn Russian, have two kids and oh, yeah, become the US representative to the UN.
She was awesome.