Celebrating International Women's Day
Today is the 8th March 2018, and today we would like to celebrate all women in honour of International Women's day. This is a day that has been recognised since the early 1900's and is a day in which we (men and women) can all celebrate together women's achievements whether political, social, economic or cultural.
We have a wealth of women in our history who have inspired and enriched our lives today by their driving force towards equality for women. This is not a piece behind equality and the fight for it but rather a celebration of some of these women who have inspired us to lead our own lives today and sharing the possiblity that in order to succeed, one must first at least try.
There are countless male figures who have equally inspired and rest assured we will cover their success too in another piece. Today though, is about you- about women- let's celebrate who we are and raise a glass to those who helped start to shape history before our time or in more recent years. In essence, it is all about opportunity- everyone, young or old, can and should have the same opportunities as each other.
These are but a few ladies that I would like to celebrate, but the list is endless. Whether they fought for women's rights, or have inspired us with their achievements- Every woman has something to celebrate
Emmaline Pankhurst- "Trust in God, she will provide"
who fought tirelessly to win the women's vote in Great Britain.
Rosa Parks- "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would also be free"
who became a figurehead for the civil rights movement in the US when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus.
Malala Yousafzai- "I dont want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up"
who was shot in the head 3 times for speaking out about girls education in Pakistan in 2012. She became a stateswomen for equal rights- as a young teenager. In 2014 she won the Nobel Prize.
Amelia Earhart- "Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others"
who was the 6th women to be issued a pilots licence and the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928.
Coco Chanel- "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud"
one of my ultimate heros. She redefined the fashion world and set alight an entire world of never ending possibilities. Women in trousers? Women in flat shoes? Revolutionary and rebellious at the time and the fashion world has never looked back since.
J.K. Rowling- "You sort of start thinking anything's possible, if you have the nerve"
Best known for being the Author of the Harry Potter fantasy series
Sara Blakely- "It is important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable."
who is the founder of Spanx and America's youngest self made female billionaire.
Such amazing footsteps we all get to follow. Whilst we are not all going to be remembered for such great acts as above, we can thank all those who have led the way and inspired us to create our own dreams to follow. You don't need to have a place in history to be an inspirational woman- for me, its more simple- my world is my two girls and all I want is to inspire them to believe in themselves and that whatever they dream- they can make it come true. They might make a mistake or two along the way, but you know what- that is ok.
To all women out there my message is....