Happy International Women's Day!
March 8 marks International Women's Day. I would like to take this time to wish all the women in my life a happy IWD! It may mean different things to you, but it's something that is celebrated internationally, and something i wish more of us found importance in - Maybe because i'm a feminist who believes the world is still not equal, maybe because i love being a woman, or maybe because we need more reasons to be treated with respect and dignity, but maybe too because can't i also hope for flowers?
I am celebrating it by having the day off work (paid holiday for me!) and will be eating good dark chocolate, reading a book, having a good drink, and reflecting on these last few months at my new jobs. I think, too, i will spend some time on that quilt i mentioned on my last post! The day is about celebrating yourselves as women and all the hats we may wear (partner, friend, mother, sister, daughter, advocate, feminist, vegan, whatever)
To know more about the history of this fabulous and much needed day, go to this site. In Toronto, i will be going to a couple of events, a dance as well as the annual rally/march/fair this upcoming Saturday. I love the unitedness of all of us, and how we all come from different places with unique stories, yet for this one day, we are all together.
Take Back the Night
Will never be defeated!