WHO IS SHE: English writer, essayist and feminist Virginia Woolf is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors. She was best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927).

HOW SHE INSPIRE US: She had that famous love for Spaniel dogs. Virginia had many cooker Spaniels since her childhood and her first published essay was an obituary to the family's dog. She also wrote a biography of a dog Flush; for the 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel in 1933. Woolf approached the emotional world of dogs from a literary perspective.WHAT SHE TAUGHT US: Woolf became one of the central subjects of the 1970s movement of feminist criticism and her works have since garnered much attention and widespread commentary for "inspiring feminism". Her works have been translated into more than 50 languages. She also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women's writing, and the politics of power.

We Woof You Virginia! You’re an Inspiration!