March is Women’s History Month. There are so many strong and fearless women who should be honoured. From Susan B. Anthony who helped get women the right to vote, to Anne Frank, a young girl sharing her story about the Holocaust from a hidden room. From Marie Curie, the first person to win a Nobel Prize for her radiation research to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize recipient, who survived being shot for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls’ education.
But we should also honour all the women in our lives. Women have a way of soldiering on through struggle and pain. They often hold the world on their shoulders and are constantly making sure everyone else is taken care of. Moms, sisters, aunts, friends, neighbours… the women tribe. They are the ones who organize meal drop offs when a mom falls ill. The ones who car pool neighbourhood children to activities. The ones who plan the birthday parties and retirements. The ones who care for the youngest and oldest among us.
As we celebrate women this month, and every month, let’s be inspired by women who remind us all to be bold, fearless, joyful and happy.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg
“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
Thank you to all the women who have blazed a trail and reminded us to blaze our own.