SUMMARY: Amelia Earhart was an extraordinary woman who made a difference in our world. The website, “americaslibrary.gov”, says, “In 1928, she was the first woman to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean.” When she took this bold action she showed not only Americans but American men that it is possible for women to take a bold action and to make a difference in our world even if it’s a small one. Amelia made many accomplishments in her career as an aviator. According to the site, “ameliaerhartmuseum.org”, she wasn’t only known to be the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but she was famous or known for sixteen other things like setting records. She changed the view a woman has on life. Now all over the world women set records and make differences and it’s all because of Amelia Earhart. That same website, “ameliaearhartmuseum.org”, says, “1928: June 17-18, became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger.” Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland and landed in Ireland. She should be remembered, because if it wasn’t for her women across America probably would have had a different view on life. They would probably think that women could never do such a thing. But she is remembered and now women change the world with bold actions everyday. Around the time her career started to take off many people didn’t believe women could do things men did or believe that women can take risks and make a difference. But when she set a record for being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean people's view on the world and perspective changed. The website, “biography.com”, says, “She gained notoriety and acceptance in the public eye.” This means that the public started to accept women aviators and didn’t care that they were women. She proved that women can be just as good as men.
SHORT STORY: Every morning I would walk down my old, vintage street to grab the morning newspaper and the mail. Every morning I would see the same girls playing with their dolls at the footstep of their home. Seeing the little girls playing with their dolls would always take me back to when I was young. I would usually play with the boys, because they were more sporty, but they always told me to go away and so did the girls, because as they would say, “your not girly enough.” I didn’t fit in at school. I made good grades but I didn’t make friends. Till one day my mother had managed to buy me a set of toy airplanes, because she had made a huge tip at the diner she worked at. And of course my sister had gotten a set of play make up. Ever since that day I haven’t took my mind off of airplanes. I wanted to be an Aviator. On career day at school I told my fifth grade class about my dream of being an Aviator. What did i get? A group of girls laughing , because all they wanted to be were wives to rich husbands and to have kids. A group of boys laughing, because they knew a girl could never be an aviator. And finally a sigh of disappointment from my teacher. And my reaction you ask? A smile. A smile, because there laughs and disappointment only made me more determined to show the world, especially men that it is possible for a woman to be an Aviator. Which brings us back to today. Today was special. Today was the day I would find out if i had gotten into the, “Men and Women Flight College”. As I grabbed the mail out of the old rusty red mailbox and I noticed a letter from the college. It read, “You have been accepted.” I stopped there. Out of breath. Millions of thoughts running through my head. I had been accepted! Only a few women get accepted into that college and it was an honor that I had gotten accepted. Months later I had arrived at the college at the college to realize I was one of three women that had gotten accepted. Was I supposed to be happy, because I was one of the three or should I feel disappointed that people feel that only men can be aviators? And to find out later on that day that the other two woman and I were only there to calculate data to make sure the men had a safe flight when they take off. I didn’t like this and I was certainly not going to accept it. On my way back from the, “Women’s only Cabin”, I overheard the male pilots discussing how they were going to take off over the Atlantic Ocean and after they succeeded their mission they were going to let the women go. And as they meant, “go”, they meant kick us out. When I heard this I was disappointed, because we were only there to do their dirty work, but I was determined. I had fixed up my airplane and took off to take on their mission and to show them that women can take on this risk and as matter of fact any risk that you throw at us. I hadn’t even look back on regret, I was just determined to win. The journey was hard but I succeeded. I came back with the look of shock from all the men’s faces. I just became the first female ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. I proved to every person and to every male that women can be just as good as men. I wasn’t just any Aviator I was a female aviator and I made sure the world knew that.