All over the world, we are celebrating International Women’s Day today !
Lead by mighty and powerful Suffragettes from the first International Women’s Day in 1911, we have much to give thanks to these trailblazing women. Throughout this past year’s movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, we have maintained a global momentum for gender parity from those early years, and it’s full steam ahead with no end in sight. It’s not going to happen in a day, week, or even a year, but throughout time from here on. We are stronger and more united than ever and we want to share what we will be doing to take a step forward. We’re not a group or an organization, but a community of real women who want to make a change and see a world of difference for those who deserve it, and you and I are but one of those many women.
We have chosen to surround ourselves today with our beautiful friends and family to strengthen our mind, body and soul. We are uniting with our colleagues to think, act and be gender inclusive. We will be celebrating women’s achievements in history by reading powerful stories to our daughters, nieces and cousins. We will celebrate the cultural diversity around us and embrace those who have brought on social, cultural, political and economic changes for women by way of hope, equality and tenacity. We will offer empathy to those who seek understanding, we will offer respect to those deserving and help bring justice to all our women who have been seeking equal treatment, conditions and opportunities just as those of men.
Here at Heidi Headquarters, we are also taking some time to look back at all those of you who have shared our vision, passion and care for one another through our #HeidiTribe. It may seem small and insignificant to hold a group of us so worthy with a simple bond through leggings, however we are making a world of a difference. You are part of a movement in sustainable practice, eco-conscious purchasing and mindful living. Yes, YOU!!! By purchasing recycled clothing, buying locally from a small batch maker, you have chosen to care for our planet, the environment and yourself, as well as those around you. We applaud you and thank you for taking part in choosing ethically. Now let’s celebrate each other and share the magic of what happens when women come together and take a stand for equality, gender parity and PRESS FOR PROGRESS !!!
Here we share some of our favourite places to empower yourself today, tomorrow and always:
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls - https://www.rebelgirls.co/
- TED Talks - https://www.ted.com/playlists/192/10_talks_by_women_that_everyon
- Attend an event in your local area - https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Events
- RAISING OUR VOICES - Whistler’s International Women’s Day Celebration - https://artswhistler.com/event/iwd2018
- Listening to AlySha Brilla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks8n2NZnhwY
- Instagram: @women_ofhistory , @GirlUpCampaign
We leave you on a high with words of empowerment from none other than the shining, inspirational Maya Angelou…
'Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman
Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.' ~ Maya Angelou