This is an edited repost from March 2016 for this year’s Women’s History Month.
Can you believe it’s March already? That means 3 things…#1 winter is nearly over (yeah!); #2 but there’s only 2 more months to hide behind sweaters, tights and coats- oh crap-where is my gym card again?!) and it’s Women’s History Month (double yeah!).
We think this is a super exciting time to be a woman. These days you can’t throw a rock without hitting a “women’s empowerment conference or initiative”. And, what a far departure Women’s History Month is from its where it began in 1909 when it was only 1 day. We’re likely looking at having our first female president (God willing if for no other reason than the alternative is scary as hell). Obviously, that didn’t happen but this did.
Whether you’re single or married, there’s so much to celebrate about being a woman today. Here are some great articles that pay homage to some ground breaking women worthy of being recognized, celebrated and remembered.
First US Congress woman Jeannette Rankin: Image: AP
Civil Rights Activist Rosa Park. Image: Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Image
Make More Women’s History Month Magic:
If you were one of the history makers who participated in the Women’s March on January 21st, you can keep up the momentum by purchasing the Why I March: Images from The Women’s March Around The World book which contains amazing photos from marches all over the world. Royalties from the authorless book will be donated to non-profit organizations, including: The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, The Transgender Law Center and The Council on American-Islamic Relations.
You can also raise your voice on Wednesday, March 8th for International Women’s Day in support of “A Day Without A Woman”. Wear red, take the day off from work and don’t spend in support of “equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.”
We are women… hear us roar!