I love the story of George Eliot, an English novelist born in 1819 (aka Mary Ann Evans), for many reasons, but mostly because she was born into and lived under circumstances where she felt trapped and seemingly unable to become the person/writer she wanted to be.
However, she found a way. Her situation must have been hopeless and she surely must have felt totally powerless against the push of society and all of its expectations. But this amazingly strong and resourceful woman found a way. She created a male persona and identity that allowed her to write in the manner she knew she was capable of to become the writer she was meant to be.
This is why I chose her as a figurehead of my website and a representation of what I aim to help others to achieve.
“It is never too late, no matter how old you get because anytime or any point in your life you can always have a chance to make a difference. You can always make a change for the better no matter what background you derived from. You can always do your best and be all that you can be because you will always be uniquely you. It is why it is always wise to listen to your eternal heart, your eternal instincts, and what it had always strove for and/or to do because really anybody can make a difference not only in their own lives but in the lives of others. It is never too late to shine; never.”
– GEORGE ELIOT