The more I looked into the life of Amelia Earhart, the more impressed I became. I knew that she was a record breaking aviator and that she disappeared on one of her expeditions in mysterious circumstances. But there is so much more to this woman – who was certainly ahead of her time!
Earhart came from a disrupted family and spent her first years with her grandparents. She trained as a nurse and nursed during the First World War – not for the faint hearted.
After the war and in her early twenties she took up flying in her spare time while working as a social worker.
She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane – but was only a passenger. A few years later she did it on her own. She became really famous.
In 1937 she and her co-pilot put out distress signals over the Pacific Ocean but were never found.
This record would have been impressive at any time – but in the times in which she lived – is truly inspirational.