As powerful as any woman is alone, here are four sister acts who were even more extraordinary when together.
The Grimke Sisters
Angelina (1805-1895) and Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) were early abolitionists and feminists long before it was cool or even safe to be either. Born into a wealthy Southern family, they rejected their birthright and spent their lives teaching, giving speeches, and spreading the message of freedom and liberation for all.
Catherine Deneuve (b. 1943) and Francoise Deloreac (1942-1967)
Catherine and Francoise were icons of sixties fashion and beauty. They starred together in three movies, before Francoise’s life was tragically cut short in a traffic accident in 1967.
The Andrews Sisters
In the 1940s, the Andrews Sisters were the most popular singers in America. They performed such hits as “Rum and Coca Cola” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. They performed in USO tours, donating much of their free time to uplifting the spirits of wounded and enlisted soldiers during World War II.
The Delany Sisters
Daughters of a former slave, Sarah “Sadie” Delany (1889-1999) and Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany (1891-1995) made the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living authors after their memoir Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years was published in 1993 and their second book The Delany Sisters’ Book of Everyday Wisdom was published in 1994. They were living examples of courage and grace as they earned advanced degrees at Columbia University at a time when it was rare for women of color to do so. They spent their lives in the service of education, public health and justice.
There is no doubt that with a loving sister at your side, you can accomplish amazing things.
Click on the cover to check out what happens when the power sisters Fynn and Liadann Kildare in THE ARROW (Children of Brigid Trilogy Part 1), have to quit fighting each other in order to face the ancient and modern evil threatening to destroy them.