Happy International Women’s Day to all the amazing women today and everyday! We celebrate all the women who have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight for our equality. However, that doesn’t mean it’s just about the women who influence the course of history, but also the everyday women in our daily lives. You are as important as the next woman from the history books. You have a voice and let them hear you roar. It takes one voice to make an impact. You don't have to be a politician, a celebrity, a first lady, a boss-lady, or an Instagram influencer to be worthy of recognition. It’s the everyday woman: you, me, our mothers, sisters, daughters, and girlfriends as we pave our own trails of improvement. It is our daily due diligence to instill the power, confidence and bravery of womankind into one another. My daughter, Katherine, is only two years old, however, one day she will be a woman, and as her mom, I have so many dreams for the life she will live and lead. I already know she’s incredibly strong-willed and capable of anything she puts her mind to. We’ve definitely come a long way to get to where we are but there is still so much work to be done on a global scale. And, here is our opportunity and responsibility as parents to little girls (and boys for their respect and understanding) to pave the way for the next generation of powerful individuals. And, I can only hope, as her mom, as a woman, that' I’ve raised a confident, intelligent, and brave woman to be.
Here are my all time favorite quotes:
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” - Maya Angelou
“Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.” - Anonymous
“I’ve never met a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.” - Diane Von Furstenberg
“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” - Shonda Rhimes
“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Veronica A. Shoffstall