International Women's Day

International Women's Day commenorates the movement for women's rights. There are and have always been so many amazing women who have paved the way for the rest of us. I am very proud to have a badass tribe of women who run their own businesses, work full-time while raising a young child and owning a home all on their own, training and running marathon after marathon, working in a predominatally male dominated fields and still making their way to the top, caring for others day after day. Bascially nothing is getting in our way once we have decided what we want and we are still able to take care of ourselves make babies and take care of our families, its really very impressive all that we can do.

a few out of the many super badass women ...

Gloria Steinem: American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Maya Angelou: American author, poet, and memoirist, Maya Angelou was an impactful civil rights leader who collaborated with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement.

Frida Khalo: Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.

Joan Dideon: American journalist and writer of novels, screenplays, and autobiographical works. Didion is best known for her literary journalism and memoirs. In her novels and essays, Didion explores the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos; the overriding theme of her work is individual and social fragmentation

Audrey Hepburn: Along with her grace and beauty, Hepburn was also an humantarian working with UNICEF and was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in 1989.

Yuri Kochiyama: American activist. Influenced by her Japanese American family's internment and her association with Malcolm X, she advocated for many causes, including Black separatism, the anti-war movement, Maoist revolution, reparations for Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the U.S. government for violent offenses whom she considered to be "political prisoners".

Women of Suffrage: To all the women who fought for our rights to vote, passing the 19th Amendment

Angela Davis: American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

Jane Goodall: British primatologist and anthropologist. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996. In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace.

Doris Day:  Hollywood legend & animal activist. In 1978, Day founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation, now the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF). A non-profit charity, DDAF funds other non-profit causes throughout the US that share DDAF's mission of helping animals and the people who love them. 

Amelia Earhart: A true pioneer woman. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

... here’s to strong women. may we know them. may we be them. may we raise them.

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