Celebrating Women’s History Month with American Masters

[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS campaign, which highlights the powerful, creative, and innovative women in our lives. Visit the Inspiring Woman page to join the campaign and submit the story of a woman who inspires you.]

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight some of the incredible, inspirational women who are part of American Masters. Whether breaking norms or cooking up storms, American Masters have been changing history for women in so many ways. Here are some of the lessons we’ve learned from these powerful, fun and groundbreaking women:

Patsy Cline taught us that we can rock whatever style we choose:

Maya Angelou taught us to recognize our own humanity:

Dorthea Lange taught us that beauty, strength and endurance defy poverty:

JuliaChild-FAlice Waters taught us that good, sustainable food is all around you, and Julia Child taught us that truly anyone can cook.

Tune in throughout May to watch American Masters documentaries highlighting Alice Waters, Julia Child, James Beard and Jaques Pépin.

For more inspiration, check out The Women’s List, and to share a story about an inspiring woman in your life, check out our campaign, Inspiring Woman. Submit a story online, or use #InspiringWomanPBS on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We hope to hear from you soon! Happy Women’s History Month!