Real World Hero: Madeleine Parent

By Jensen

A Hero To Me

Madeleine Parent was a union activist who fought for the rights of Canadians for more than 20 years. She wanted equality for everyone. Parent was fighting against the union, during which she discovered that they had no intentions of having equal rights for women workers. But, this didn't stop her. Madeleine continued to fight for equality. Amazingly, she made it her life's work to give people the rights that she already had. This makes Madeleine Parent a true hero.


To me, a hero is someone who changes the world for good. My personal hero is Emma Watson. Emma is a feminist, meaning she is fighting for the rights of women all over the world. Watson is also the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and she gave and incredible speech about feminism last year which I encourage you to watch. She is such a good role model, and I think girls everywhere should look up to her.