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I only learned of International Women’s Day about five years ago when I worked at a school in Seattle with three other girls. Two of the three were Russian.
One day the office was flooded with bouquets of flowers & cell phones were blowing up with well-wishes. I was intrigued.
Come to find out that International Women’s Day is a pretty big deal in Russia, so everyone was celebrating!
I’ve since heard my sister, who lives in Moscow, speak of it. And noticed that Facebook even highlighted it a year or two ago.
So why do we not actively acknowledge this here in the US? I think we need to change that!
Particularly in today’s climate. We need to celebrate women. We need to look back at the strong women who came before us and look ahead at this new generation that we are raising.
It’s so important that we show our girls how valuable they, and their voices, are and to instill this respect in our boys as well.
So please take some time to celebrate the women in your life and pay homage to those who are no longer with us on International Women’s Day (and Women’s History Month).
In honor of this special day, I invite you to check out some fun International Women’s Day ideas for celebrating with your family. Enjoy!