Ways to Celebrate Women:
March is Women’s History Month – The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
March 3 is Hina-matsuri, Girls Day http://www.japanese-city.com/calendar/events/p/girl.php – A holiday praying for the health and happiness of girls, originating in Japan.
March 8 is International Women’s Day – Inspiring change for greater awareness of women’s equality.
Seattle International Women’s Day – Find out more about local events happening on and around March 8, 2014.
Ways to Inspire Women to Accept the Reality that We Are Beautiful Just The Way We Are:
Moving Beyond the Objectification of Women:
What kind of messages are we sending women & girls about body image, what is beautiful, and how should we be valued?
Moving beyond the “lie” so that women can truly be empowered.
Shifting How We Think of Women of Color:
A few days before her historic Oscar win (for the first movie she’s ever been in!) Lupita accepted an award for Best Breakthrough Performance at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon hosted by Essence magazine. It was there she delivered a speech on beauty that every little girl should hear.
“The single story creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Female/Male Double Standard:
This commercial highlights some of the double standards that still exist for women.
This is a letter from a 12-year-old girl about why women should be given the same options as men.