Monday, September 6, 2010

Strong Women - Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief was brought to my attention after starting this Strong Women series.
I had not heard of her.  Thanks Mary Jane!
Reading about her, I found her fascinating.
She was born January 24, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma on the Osage Indian Reservation.
She had to overcome prejudice to become a well known ballerina.
You can read more about her at

I am always impressed and notice a strong woman that can overcome animosity and prejudice to succeed in life and Maria Tallchief definitely succeeded as a beautiful ballerina and creator of her own  life story.

Do you know any strong woman that has persevered and overcome great challenges?
Who is she and does she inspire you to be more of who you can be?