I was super excited when I learned that the month of March is Women’s History Month. One thing I hope you know about me, or maybe you don’t so this is my opportunity to tell you, is that I am a huge supporter of women. I try to make a conscious effort to support other women whether that be in business or any way I can in their personal life. I try to advocate for women whenever I can. I’m a girl’s girl through and through. I grow so much from the friendships I have with my girlfriends. I believe women can rule the world. There isn’t anything a woman can’t do in my opinion.
I’ve always considered myself a feminist. (I even have the female sign tattooed on my finger- I’m all in!) I think every woman should be given the same opportunities as a man. I know the words feminist and feminism get tossed around a lot in today’s political climate, mostly with negative undertones, but if you are someone who has thought negatively of this word, take a look at the actual definition.
Pretty straight forward right? That’s why it’s always been a no-brainer for me to support this. There is a book I really love by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie called We Should All Be Feminists. I first became aware of her through Beyonce (my best information always comes from Beyonce). Chimamanda gave a Ted Talk a few years ago about feminism, which Bey included in her song Flawless. As soon as I heard her monologue, I was so inspired and wanted to learn more about her. So I ran and got her book. I’m sharing some of my favorite excerpts from We Should All Be Feminists below.
I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.
Some people ask, ‘why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?’ Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general - but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender.
My own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.’ All of us, women and men, must do better.
In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve put together some content that I am really excited about. All throughout March you will be hearing from some different women who are willing to share personal stories, things that inspire them, and so much more. I also have a really exciting announcement coming this month that I cannot wait to share so stay tuned. While we should all try to empower and support women every day of the year, March is a perfect time to shout out all the women who inspire you, including those you know personally or those you look up to. So lift up all the women in your life and celebrate them all month long.