Welcome back to another installment of our Women's History Month series where we tell you a little bit more about women throughout history. Today's post is focused on educating anyone unaware of how modern women's rights are and how lucky we all are to be women in this time - AND how far we still have to go.
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7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month
1. History Lesson. Learn the actual history of Women’s History Month, complete with timeline for my fellow history nerds out there here. It does a great job of breaking down the patriarchy and how over the years we’ve slowly risen up!
2. Watch TedTalks. YouTube has a link for the Top 20 TedTalks that Women Should Watch – watch it here. I am a HUGE proponent of TedTalks – my favorite being by Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris on the ACES study. You can find it here.
3. Get Girl Power swag. You can snag sweet girl power swag on Etsy at Get Bullish here. Get Bullish is the spawn of the website which is a career (and life) advice site for people (mostly women) who want to do their own thing. Jen, the founder, also runs an annual conference called BullCon: A career conference for feminists who want to make the world and workplace better.
4. Listen to an Empowering Playlist. Listening to music is proven to calm you down and de-stress you, no matter what type of music it is that you listen to. So – take a ten minute break and jam out! You’ll de-stress and feel empowered by this playlist, I guarantee it.
1. Beyonce - Irreplaceable
2. Katy Perry - Roar
3. Lizzo – Good As Hell
4. Leslie Gore - You Don’t Own Me
5. Demi Levado – Confident
6. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
7. Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
8. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
9. Salt n Pepper – None of Your Business
10. TLC - No Scrubs
11. Tones – Bad Child
12. Machine Gun Kelly + Halsey – Forget Me
5. Frame your favorite empowering quote. I went ahead and put together 15 quotes and made them pretty and printable – you can check them out here.
6. Perform an act of kindness for another woman. Even if you just buy the women behind you a drink at Starbucks – that’s an act of kindness. We ALL need a little bit more love and compassion lately – do your part!
7. Purchase from a women-owed business. I love buying from a small, women owned businesses - that way I know that the money I put in is going towards a family and a local community. Did you know that on average, when you buy from a small company, 68% of your spending stays in the local economy, rather than the 43% that remains if you buy from a chain store.