‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’
8th March 2018. Today is International Women’s Day and a time to #pressforprogress. With different movements fighting for women’s equality such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is becoming increasingly important that we strive for gender parity.
Let me tell you more about these two movements that many of you may have seen across social media platforms but never quite understood exactly what they mean.
#TimesUp – www.timesupnow.com
A unified call of change from women in entertainment for women everywhere, envisioning nationwide leadership that reflects the world w live in. Powered by women, it addresses the systematic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have prevented certain groups from reaching their full potential. It partners with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies – enabling more women and men to access the legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.
#MeToo – metoomvmt.org
A movement founded by Tarana Burke 10 years ago to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of colour from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. The me too. movement uses the idea of ’empowerment through empathy’ and was created to ensure survivors know that they are not alone.
Women need to be celebrated! What powerful, extraordinary people who are intelligent, loving, caring and have the potential to change the world (currently in the process of doing so). We mustn’t let society alter how we view ourselves or how we choose to act, make life choices that you want to make and fight the patriarchy. Be inspirational by being you, no doubt you have inspired somebody in your lifetime… heck, maybe in the past week. Read the books you want to read, listen to music you want to listen to, be who you want to be. Never let the bitterness of this world steal your sweetness…
This isn’t even for the women in the world, because fighting for equality isn’t for women to have more power, it’s for the patriarchy to be quashed and for the world to be a better place… this is just the first step!
Don’t compete, empower!
‘Girls support girls’