Each year on 8th March is International Women’s Day – the official website explain it “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”
“See the privilege that exists not only with gender or the country of residence, but with race and ethnicity even between the same gender in the same country!”– Helen’s Journey point of thought
Remember International Women’s Day isn’t just about the inequality between men and women. It is also important to remember the inequality there are between women with different ethnicity and cultures too. Yes it is a day to raise awareness for the differences country to country with the rights women have to education, health care, sports, driving, choice in husband, etc.
However, even within the same country where all women are under the same laws, there can still be inequality in those women’s pay grades, education, treatment by institutions, promotion chances, interaction with the Police etc. Based on the differences in the colour of their skin, cultural heritage or religion – even though these women are the same gender and in the same country.
Celebrating Womanhood on International Women’s Day!
For Mother’s Day I wrote a celebratory post all about the power of a woman, and the strength women can show even when they have known loss and devastation. There are so many examples of these women being celebrated today all over the world! This post also inspired me to write a poem all about this strength, resilience and endurance, we as women seem to naturally carry in our DNA. Highlighting the fact that whether we are mothers or not, is irrelevant to the amazing strengths and abilities of a woman.
I’d like to share my poem with you once again to celebrate all these aspects of womanhood on International Women’s Day:
Sources of Female Empowerment to take with you into each new day ahead!
I’m all for empowering females, saying powerful affirmations about yourself, speaking the promises of God over your life, and feeding your soul the love and nurture we readily give to others and not necessarily ourselves. I’m going to share with you my sources for these things:
For those that don’t know Pinterest is an app that lets you make and share virtual noticeboards full of pictures. On Pinterest I have a board called “GIRL POWER & FEMALE EMPOWERMENT” full of inspiring quotes, female encouragement, affirmations about womanhood etc that you can follow:
I also have a Pinterest board called “Affirmations, Christian Meditation, Mindfulness & Mental Health” follow this for speaking positivity over yourself and your life, to help with self-image and self-worth:
As women we can give out astonishing amounts of love even if we don’t show ourselves the same love, care and kindness back. I’d like to share with you some blog posts that can help us as women to be better to ourselves:
- A celebratory post about the power of a woman.
- HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK when life makes you HARD ON YOURSELF! Including a FREE printable – an affirmation, I wrote to encourage Self-Love, Forgiveness & Letting Go…
- “You are…” a SELF LOVE AFFIRMATION to reaffirm how amazing we actually are! A blog reminding us of the importance of talking positively about ourselves. in our heads & out loud!
- “TIME, REST, BREATH” The important need to simply stop, rest, just be & breath! A slogan to remind us esp when we are stressed out or having a manic time, that we also need to take time to stop, de-stress and calm our minds and bodies down!
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