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Why Women’s History Month reminds us to celebrate the extraordinary women in our own lives

Women are often inspirational figures despite their stories not being widely shared.

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Sometimes, I feel like we shouldn't need Women's History Month because women are already a part of history. But, reflecting on when I studied history at school, only a handful of women were discussed.

History often appears to be about war and politics in which men are overrepresented. So, where are the women?

Women are often inspirational figures despite their stories not being widely shared or recognised. I was reminded of this when hearing about my late aunt, Salima Akhtar, an ordinary Muslim woman who lived in Pakistan.

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