by: Calyssa Marra
Amelia Earhart wasn't just the first women to fly solo across the Pacific and Atlantic, she was a very powerful and influencing figure. She changed the stereotypes for women in many ways. She wore clothing that wasn't very typical for girls, such as pants and she cut her hair shorter than what was usually allowed. She also broke the mold of men being the only ones that could pilot a plane. She proved that women can be aviators, and flying across the Atlantic and Pacific wasn't too dangerous for women. Women were not fragile and incapable. She served to open the door for women to take a more active role in their own destinies by serving as a high profile example of a woman daring to go after a typically "male" dream. She was a pioneer for gender equality.
Amelia was the 16th woman to ever earn her pilots license. This was the beginning of her amazing career.
Amelia returning home from her first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean to fans.
Earhart was sadly lost at sea while trying to attempt to circumnavigate the globe. She was eventually pronounced dead in 1939.