I am woman, hear me roar! That adage was a popular phrase in the 70’s, but even in today’s social climate, it’s still something that is viable and appropriate. With all of the goings on in the media with the discussion of birth control and health matters concerning our bodies, this year’s International Women’s Day has more meaning that it has in the past. It’s a celebration of our contributions to the world globally, as well as a call to action involving women’s issues.
Today and for the rest of the month (March is Women’s History Month), there are many events being held to celebrate women all around the world. From discussions of juggling work, family, and home, to how we can help one another reach our individual goals. Let’s make this not just about today, but a movement that is continuous so that we can work to actively reach the levels that we want to, no matter what field or what area.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.
There are plenty of things that you can do to get involved with International Women’s Day. You can visit their official site to learn about events being held in your own area. Or you could connect with them via social media through their Twitter or Facebook page. On Twitter, you can follow all of the activity by following the hashtag #womensday.
I feel it’s important that we as women get involved some way in International Women’s Day. As a woman who is the daughter of a girl who will one day be a woman, what we do now helps shapes the life she will lead later. I want her to have the same opportunities as her male counterparts, and I want her to feel free to live her life the way she wants, without judgment.
How will you be getting involved in International Women’s Day?