A year ago today, on 18 September 2020, the voice of an icon and a unique woman went silent for the first and final time. A lady inside and out, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell silent, but her words are still heard.

I once watched her being in a “peer to peer conversation” with David Rubenstein and it was the way how she spoke to him and the audience. A small, fragile-looking woman who could reach even the furthest corner of an audience with her quiet voice. No matter how big the audience was. Always looking through big glasses with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes and often in her tone of voice. She was every inch of her presence a lady. Ruth Bader Ginsburg never had to raise her voice, but her words were like a roar when she talked about equality, women, and her office as a judge. Her style, her dignity, her sense of humor, and her passion for lace jabots became their trademark. No other woman at the Supreme Court wore them like RBG did.

"My mother taught me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person. Be independent."

It was in the years after 2006, that I became aware of her. When she turned into an icon by becoming “the only serving female justice” and got called “notorious RBG” because of her increasingly fiery dissents. She told the world how she saw things and what she believed in always with class. Did many things for the very first time and gave women a voice during a time where it wasn´t common for women to be heard.

"Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped my dreams come true."

The moment, when she became the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol, on September 25, 2020, was one I will always remember. I watched the ceremony live on CNN and it gave me, goosebumps. In a positive way. She had done so much for the world. Not only for her country but for the world too.

Till next time



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