Hi everyone! March 8 is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates women’s achievements over the years. International Women’s Day also calls for more positive change in women’s lives. According to Fortune, International Women’s Day is similar to Valentine’s Day in some countries like Argentina and Russia. Women are given flowers and gifts from the men in their lives. Many American women will go on strike for gender equality. The strike is known as A Day without a Woman in the U.S. Although I’m not working full-time right now, I stand with those who are protesting today. Some women in the U.K. and Ireland also plan on going on strike. Irish women will protest against their eighth amendment, which bans abortion. London hosted a peaceful protest on Sunday. In honor of the holiday, women will wear red there. They protested gender bias in the art world. Italian women will celebrate by enjoying free entry to museums and cultural sites. Protesting in China and several Middle Eastern countries is unfortunately banned.
Although I am thankful for several contributions by women, I am especially thankful for Frida Kahlo’s art she shared with the world. Frida lived a hard but interesting life. I am thankful for the 19th Amendment, the right to vote aka woman suffrage. I am thankful for talented female singers like Sade, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, the list goes on! I am thankful for Chicana writers like Sandra Cisneros and Denise Chavez (she is a great person! I was fortunate enough to take her writing workshop last month). How about you, who are some of your favorite women and why? Have a great day, everyone and I’ll see you soon!
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