Deviant of the Day: Eva “Evita” Peron

Born an illegitimate female with no rights into poverty, María Eva Duarte de Perón, overcame insurmountable odds to lead a nation by her husband’s side because she allowed herself to want…to desire.

She is a controversial character because she wasn’t a saint. She was a woman of the people. That, in essence, became her strength because it enabled her to radically influence and reform the rights of the poor.

In addition, she eventually changed the rights of illegitimate children in Argentina forever by getting the term abolished from birth certificates and replaced by “natural.”

Revered by the common people, who affectionately called her “Evita,” she was also committed to women’s suffrage. She said, “The nation’s government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.”

She was human in her flaws and mortality, but she was transcendant in her fight, spirit, devotion to the people and love of her nation. Hers is a legacy worthy of celebration and study.

How are you turning what might be considered your weaknesses by some into your greatest tools to success and change?

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