I thought I’d do a quick little piece on International Woman’s Day 2017, because I think this day deserves to be made a point of.
Following the Women’s Marches back in January, I wrote a little piece titled “Why I March…” because I felt inspired by those involved – and I feel the same sense of inspiration today.
I think back to the likes of the Suffragettes, and all the women who have fought for their rights; in whatever way, and on whatever scale. I think those who have fought, and continue to fight deserve to be celebrated.
This years IWD theme is #BeBoldForChange – and I think that’s not only relevant to this campaign but to life. We shouldn’t be afraid to seek change if we aren’t happy with our situations. A few ideas of how we can stand up include: challenging bias and inequality, campaign against violence, celebrate women’s achievements or champion women’s education.
Last year I also highlighted some of my favourite “female-power” films, and I thought I’d revisit that with a few updates that may help you celebrate today and give you that little reminder of some great female-centric stories:
- Suffragette (2015)
- Made in Dagenham (2010)
- Hidden Figures (2017)
- Mamma Mia! (2008)
- Waitress (2007)
- Calendar Girls (2003)
- Hairspray (2007)
- Mulan (1998)
- St Trinians (2007)
- Miss Congeniality (2000)
- Ghostbusters (2016)
- Frozen (2013)
If you need music to get you motivated and help you celebrate, I have a Female Power playlist on my Spotify that may just give you a little boost for today!
There’s a great short video from Action Aid UK that gives you a few things to think about:
There’s so much that has been achieved for women over the years, but there’s still more work to be done. Don’t you think?
I apologise for the slight briefness of this post, but I just wanted to highlight International Women’s Day 2017, and hopefully give you a few things to think about and for you to have a little fun with the films and music I’ve recommended.
For more information on International Women’s Day visit: www.internationalwomensday.com.
♥ MOLLY THE BLOGGER ♥