4 ways to celebrate women’s month
One of the best things about the internet is its ability to bring people together. As International Women’s Day came to pass, social media was consumed by empowering messages in various formats. From personal artwork to long captions to giving your favorite women Instagram Story shoutouts, it was incredible to see this unanimous wave of support and love for one another. But why should all the love end there? Here are 4 easy ways you can continue to celebrate women’s month.
We’re lucky to live in a world where unlimited information is literally at our fingertips. But technology doesn’t have to be your only resource. Got out and talk to women who have different backgrounds. Learn about your city and it’s take on feminism. What is the history of women’s rights where you live? Visit your public library or town hall. There is always an opportunity to learn something new. Stay curious and hungry for knowledge.
Surround yourself with amazing women and celebrate them. Sometimes we need to be reminded of how amazing we are. Let your friend know that she is doing just great, whether she’s still trying to find her place a work or maybe she’s a single mom. In each of our unique circumstances, we are enough. We are constantly growing. Read up on what other notable women are doing in their particular fields. From art to science to beauty, women are constantly changing the game. Be inspired by that passion and commitment for life.
Everyone has ambitions and dreams which can make it really easy to get caught up in the rat race. Here’s a secret the world has been hiding from us: there is room for each and every one of us at the table. Another woman’s success does not in any way discredit yours. So root for your friend. Share her talents with the people you know. Hype up your friend on her Instagram. Show up and participate at community talks. Engage in stimulating conversation both off and on line about your peers professional endeavors. There is room for all of us to succeed.
We have said this before and we’ll say it again: don’t forget to take care of number 1. It is only when you are at your best that you can truly serve and help others. So give yourself the permission to rest. Treating yourself is as simple as sleeping in on the weekend. Even when you’re inclined to work from home or do something a little more “responsible”. Take yourself out on a coffee date. Be present. Buy yourself those shoes you’ve been eyeing. If something makes you feel powerful, recharged, and happy don’t hold back.
Shedding light on Women’s History Month is a great chance for the world to hear us but the fight for equality and respect continues on the other 364 days of the year. So continue to raise each other up, we still have a long way to go. But we’re getting there.