For the all the women of the world, I stop for a moment today to honor you for the sacrifices you’ve made, the tears you’ve shed, and the toughness that you’ve had to add to your arsenal of armor.
Today, women internationally, look out towards the strides we’ve made collectively in areas such as globally, politically, and personally. It may not seem that we are making those strides fast enough, or deep enough, but every single woman who owns her voice, her power, and her rights to live life on her terms are counted as viable cogs to a stoic wheel. As women, we stand on the shoulders of those pioneering spirits who went before us, paving the way, where there previously had been no way.
I hope you’ll take a moment during the day to consider the ways in which those brave women have made life easier, safer, more equitable for you, wherever you are on the globe. And then take a moment to see where you fit into that tapestry of herstory.
Whether you consider yourself to be a feminist or not, it is inarguable that women have had to fight for any gains that we have earned collectively. Thank your sister-women for the camaraderie that empowers us all, and count yourself among those beautiful, powerful women.
Happy International Women’s Day 2019, wherever you are.