INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (WOOHOO!!)
Hey guys, woohoo it’s IWD 2019… but so what?!
So the best way for me to explain this day is to seperate its meaning into 3 parts.
PART 1 – CELEBRATING THE WOMEN AROUND YOU
So below is a big shout out to some of the fabulous women in my life, who have raised me and who have been there for me. They have taught me to be proud of who I am, to be strong and to believe in myself. (Giant shout out to my fab mum who introduced me to feminism, and actively encourages these disscussions with both me and my lil sister, as well as with my brothers!! Go mum!)
Another part of this shout out goes to my 3 lil Mighty Girls and the strong women of tomorrow (well I hope a lot longer than that because they’re so little!!) So big shout out to:
My lil SISTER. She is awesome. This girl wants to be a rockstar and have her own zoo when she is an adult. What a great aspiration hey?! She is killing it at the moment, reading books about animals and often found rocking out to some music somewhere in the house. If you’re ever in need of a sassy comeback than this i the girl for you. She is sassy but sweet (and she knows it!) (FYI that picture is a bit old, she is a bit older than that!)
My lil COUSIN. She is just fabulous. I mean look at her…!! Her love for Harry Potter brings joy to my life, as does spending any amount of time with her. She is bold, beautiful and growing up so fast (arrgh they grow so quick!!!) And to top it all off, a while ago she said she was going to smash the ‘Pastry-archy’ (Patriarchy) what a legend!!
My lil COUSIN/ GODDAUGHTER. This monkey is the youngest in my family. I admire her inquisitiveness, her love of life and the joy she finds in the smallest of things. This young girl definately has a mind of her own, and I have no doubt that she will pick up the sassiness from the other two very soon!
The 3 of them are certainly a force to be reckoned with, my younger brothers can testify to that. So a MASSIVE shoutout to them, and they’re parents (my mum and aunties) who are all incredibly strong, caring and passionate women. They have raised us all to think for ourselves and be who we want to be. Also a shout out to my fabulous Grandma and my Auntie (pictured together). I have learnt so much from these women, both full of wisdom, stories of their life (my grandma was a teacher and my auntie a midwife and nurse) and all they have learnt through it, Also, can I just say, my Grandma had a moped and a leather jacket. MY GRANDMA’S COOLER THAN YOURS #justsaying
(Click on the photos to see better, all edits done by me)
PART 2 – REMEMBERING THE ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY WOMEN
The next part of IWD to look at is all achievements made by women both in the past and present. For this please go have read about influential movements like the suffrage movements, women such as Emmeline Pankhurts, Rosa Parks, Mulala Yousafzai, Nadiya Houssain and Emma Watson. That is just to name a few women.
Or check out this video of some great women through history.
PART 3 – Looking at the ongoing feminist movement today and seeing what we can do to help, promote equality and get involved.
So what? We thank the women around us and look back in history, that is lovely, but what now? Well now you need to look at the world around you. Are you happy about the position women hold in society? Are you happy with how women are portrayed by the mas media? Do you think more women should be involved in STEM or politics? If you answered yes then find out what you can do.
THERE IS NO POINT IN HAVING AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IF WE ARE NOY GOING TO CONTINUE ON THE WORK OF THOSE WE REMEMBER.
So do something. Join the Women’s Equality Party (WEP on twitter and instagram), join or donate to a charity supporting women in some way (such as homless women, those who have suffered domestic abuse or who are vulnerable etc or ones which promote equality, diversity and feminsm). Below are some UK and Global charities to have a look at: