Celebrating Women

As seen on London Is Fem 

Sunday marked International Women’s Day, a global movement celebrating women and our achievements (past, present, and future).

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Women everywhere always have to work hard to achieve something. Anything.

The opportunities still aren’t quite there, and women are often questioned, “corrected” or criticised. But when they do get there and triumph, it’s even more praiseworthy.

So many women are under appreciated.

In light of IWD, I feel we should tell the strong women in our lives how much we appreciate what they do, and what makes them strong.

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Not often enough are women praised or honoured for being powerful, hardworking and independent.

Yes, ‘International Women’s Day’ may sound like a gimmick to some who question – surely we should celebrate women all day, everyday – but I think having a day of celebration draws attention to what we often forget was and is a daily struggle.

I think being a women is rigorous, in countless communities cross the world women are still shunned, overlooked, doubted, demoralised and pushed aside because their anatomy is different to that of a man.

21st century or not – we’re still working on banishing the stereotypes.

Years ago we couldn’t vote in democracy – but even today, some women are prohibited from driving or leaving the house without a man by their side.

So IWD exists for a reason.

Explore the hashtag #InternationalWomensDay and digress in the media storm surrounding the event because women aren’t celebrated enough. And, even if you roll your eyes at this ”feminist garbage”, just remember that if it weren’t for a woman – you wouldn’t exist.

Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

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