Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! We are celebrating the cultural, economic, social and political achievements of women and girls all over the world. We are calling into awareness the contributions, sacrifices, achievements, and suffering that women have made.
I especially encourage people to talk with your daughters & sons, sisters & brothers, mothers & fathers, family & friends who may not be aware of this day and share stories of bravery and courage within your own families to carry on your lineage. Share information about women leaders, artists, scientists, warriors, writers, and peacemakers who have impacted our lives. A great resource is A Mighty Girl for books, articles, and posts to discuss.
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who is one of my mentors and author of Women Who Run with the Wolves, Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, is releasing a 25th anniversary edition of her book with 15 pages of new writings. Here is a post from her facebook page on today’s celebration of International Women’s Day. I encourage you to read her post and her words, and her books!
In addition, Emma Watson (our beloved Hermione Grainger from Harry Potter) has chosen this book for the March/April selection for her new book club, Our Shared Selves.
Today let us celebrate
May we know them.
May we raise them.
May we be them.
And the men who love them
Honor and respect them.