On Wednesday, March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day, which commemorates the movement for women’s rights, according to Wikipedia.com. All around the world, men and women paid tribute to the accomplishments of females from the past, to women we respect in the present and those whose future we support.
There is a total of around 7.4 billion people on our planet and nearly 3.7 billion of those individuals are women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These women make up our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, aunts, nieces, grandmothers and cousins. They’re our friends, coworkers, bosses, employees, teachers, mentors, coaches, classmates and neighbors.
They care too much and love deeply. They know when to nurture and fiercely protect-fighting for others while standing firm in what they believe. They aren’t afraid of taking risks at the chance of growth and work themselves to the bone to provide for their loved ones.
I know this because I am woman.
And I’ve read my ancestors’ history. Within every woman is instilled the courage of Rosa Parks, the leadership of Jane Addams, the strength of Mother Teresa, the creativity of Julia Child and the adventurous spirit of Amelia Earhart.
And while for some of us it’s easier to believe than others, it’s important we support and encourage one another-our abilities and talents-so that we continue shaping our world for the better because every woman has a gift to offer. She may only need a nudge to believe.
But when she does, when the girl becomes woman, she will shine of confidence and beauty. She will celebrate life and give generously without expecting anything in return. She will respect herself before others and keep an open mind to continually learn. She’ll appear reserved, a little mysterious and while mature, maintain a spirit wilder than the wind.
She deserves recognition. For she is woman.
Poetry source: https://www.instagram.com/isra.althibeh/