Strong-willed, motivated, energetic — these adjectives are commonly used to describe men. But women also face difficulties that no man can even imagine.

We at Enlighten admire strong women and want to tell you about 25 amazing, beautiful, and incredibly inspirational women that have a very strong character.

“There is a group of women getting on my flight and one has a shirt that says “Just Divorced” and the others have shirts that say “Divorce Support Group” and they are all drunk. Those are the types of friends everyone needs in their life.”

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“My mom just graduated from nursing school at 44 years old. Here she is, posing in front of her high school graduation picture. She wanted me to tell everyone that, “It’s never too late to improve yourself.”

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“After years of trying to have kids and getting nothing but sad news, my wife made me the happiest man alive.”

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“I know selfies aren’t OK, but I am so proud that I finally felt confident enough to wear a bikini instead of hiding my scar.”

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“After having shaky hands due to multiple sclerosis for 2 years, I motivated myself to practice by using liquid liner. Today I managed this for the first time. Not much, but I’m still kind of proud.”

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“My 90-year-old grandma just ran…not walked, RAN…her first 5K.”

Pastordan23 / reddit”My wife had her first chemo today!”

Iliftthere4iam / reddit

“One of my best friends just became the second female to ever win the Marlin World Cup. She took home $561,600 in winnings.”

sloanesteel / imgurTillya is the most adorable bionic girl on the planet!

SighSam / twitter

“My wife finished a triathlon today, one year since her first race. It’s still hard to complete a triathlon without the extra 50kg (110lb).”