Given that yesterday was International Women’s Day, it got me thinking about all the things I love about being a woman. Like I said in my post yesterday, we’re pretty great really and it’s so important that we recognise and celebrate each other.
I’m your typical girly girl, I love beauty and shopping, I love long boozy lunches with the girls and a good gossip. But I’m also someone who has worked hard to get a great education, forge out a path for myself and get good job. I’m outgoing and inquisitive, talkative and curious, understanding and challenging. I’m open and honest, I’m strong minded and sensitive. This is probably the thing I love most about us women, namely that we can be many things, all at the same time.
I love that I am part of a group of people who stand up for what they believe in, who fight to make their mark on the world. I love that I come from a family of strong women and learned a great work ethic from my Mother and Grand Mother. I love that I can talk Politics and celeb gossip in equal amounts. I love that I can work hard everyday to contribute something to the economy and forge out a path for myself. I love that I can experiment with makeup, and get excited about shoes and handbags. I love that nice clothes and pretty things make me happy. I love that I can dance around my bedroom to cheesy 80s music and not take life too seriously. I love that I can hopefully have children one day and raise strong women. I love that I can be married and have a career at the same time. I love that I can be me.
In many respects we are women still living in a man’s world. We’re still fighting for equal pay, we’re still fighting to have both careers and families. But the tides are changing, it’s slow, but it’s changing.
So ladies today I raise a glass to you, and all the women out there that have paved the way for me. Let’s continue to pave the way for all the wonderful women to come.
It’s all about standing together.
Here are just some of the strong women who I love and admire…