Happy International Women’s Day! A day for us to recognise incredible women from the past and inspiring women now. Life for women has changed so much in the last century, women now having the opportunity to vote, be independent and, in the words of Beyonce, run the world.
There are so many influential women out there from Malala and other advocates to all the leaders in the UK; the Prime minister, the head of Met police, the Queen etc to talented actresses to inspiring artists. All reminding us, that as women now, we can achieve anything. But this isn’t the case for many places around the world. I feel so lucky to live in a part of the world where we are almost at gender equality, and its awful to think that in so many places women are still being discriminated against and abused. There are many charities dealing with this issue such as the Malala fund, and I think it is so important that on this day we think about those that are worse off than us and you can donate, to help all these women who are deprived of educations and prejudiced, on their website.
Something closer to home though that we can all do, Is to empower each other! I think it is awful when there are still so many people tearing each other down when we should be raising each other up. Encourage everyone to be the best person they can be and achieve their aspirations. I bet all those women throughout history had some close friends helping them achieve what they thought would be the impossible. Just think about the suffragettes, they all worked together to get the medias attention to be allowed to vote. That wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t empowered each other.
There are many movies about some incredible women, here are my favourites if you fancy watching something with some seriously strong female leads on this international women day …
- The suffragette
- Wonder woman
- Hidden figures
- The iron lady
- Sex and the city
- Sense and sensibility
- Alice in wonderland
- The Devil wears Prada
Or if reading is more you’re thing here are some equally inspiring books…
- Jane eyre
- Hidden figures
- I am Malala
- The diary of Anne Frank
- The colour Purple
- Yes please
I’d love to know your favourite books, movies or even songs that are about strong women in the comments! Go out and empower each other this Women’s day, you’ve got this.
Thank you so much for reading and thank you to all my girl friends and family who constantly inspire and encourage me, you know who you are! ❤
Who are the women in your life who inspire you? xxx