Happy International Women’s Day ladies! (let’s be honest, everyday should be women’s day, we are goddesses).
Call me crazy, but being a woman hasn’t always been easy, and I sure as hell know I haven’t faced the end of my hardships, but womanhood is something to celebrate, to be proud of & a common denominator that should bring us together.
I grabbed some amazing thoughts from a few fellow bloggers to begin this beautiful day with a pep in your step and some positive thoughts to hold on to throughout the day…
“I am proud to be a woman because… I believe as women, we have so much to celebrate – our very essence is so dynamic and we all express ourselves so uniquely and beautifully to the world. Each and every single one of us has beauty + love at the core of who we are and it’s just exciting to be a woman with that kind of energy emanating wherever she goes.” – Stina @ hellolovelyliving.com
“I am proud to be a woman because… I have the power to use my God-given nurturing instincts to raise up strong, socially empowered, empathetic children.” – Kelly @ oohbother
“I am proud to be a woman because… my potential is infinite. I’m a free & empowered soul; there’s no greater feeling than that.” – Diana @ mother.soul
“I am proud to be a woman because… I carried and birthed two amazing boys, and I nourished their bodies with my own. A woman’s body is incredible.” – Tami @ www.mamasugs.com
“I am proud to be a woman because… I can be anything I want on any given day, at anytime. I am a lover, a mother, a business owner, a designer, an activist, a fashion lover, a voter, a friend, an investor, a educator, a beauty expert, a scholar, a creative, an advocate, a producer, and so much more. I am proud of all the women who persisted before me to make these possibilities possible. We are so, so much stronger than we ever give ourselves credit for. We still have a ways to go, but as long as we stay true to that strength my daughter will be more than I am. I refuse to let the world make me a liar when i tell my girl she can be anything she wants to be.” – Tiia @ www.tiialin.com
“I am proud to be a woman because… There is something so resilient and captivating about the way women love and give. I am proud to give life, not just physically, but through every action I make and word I speak.” – Ali @ darlingforaweekend
“I am proud to be a woman because… we are beautiful, powerful & infinite. We know the softest of love but have fought the toughest of fights. Women have the ability not only to bring life into this world but to change the world. I am proud to be a woman, a mother of a daughter, wife, business owner, lover, creator, goddess & anything else I choose to add to the list at any given time. I am proud to look at my daughter & know how wonderful she is growing to become and I am proud to look at the generations of women she has to look up to and know that I came from them. Today & everyday I celebrate womanhood & all that it entails. Today & everyday I continue to fight, as generations before us have, for the most bright future for our children.” – Savanna @ Modern Wanderer
As we celebrate today, don’t forget to take a moment to remember the women who came before us of all shapes, sizes & color who have pushed us forward – the women we must thank for our rights & privileges today. Talk about these women, talk about feminism, talk about what you want the future to hold & fight for it. Open the discussion & remember that we must work towards equality not only for those who look like us but for EVERYONE.
What makes YOU proud to be a woman?