March is Women’s History Month, which makes it the perfect time to engage in activities that celebrate and honor the women in your life. No matter your gender, anyone can celebrate this month and use it as a time to love and embrace those who have come before us and those in our lives now who have made a difference. Below are ideas for celebrating Women’s History Month. Please, let me know in the comments if you do any of these.
Support your fellow woman.
Give your sisters a little encouragement. There’s a quote I really love that flies around social media: “Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown, without telling the world that it was crooked.” This to me sums up how I feel we as women should treat each other. The world is hard enough without being judgey, hateful, etc. Just build each other up. You’ll feel so much better about life at the end of the day.
Follow women you admire on social media.
Whoever gets you going, whether it’s a politician, Tracy Ellis Ross, Martha Stewart, or Malala, follow them on social. It’ll give you a daily dose of inspiration while cruising your social feeds. Let’s make our social media work for us, not the other way around, people.
Support women less fortunate.
We all need help sometimes. Volunteer your time, donate items or cash, do what you can to help your fellow woman this month and learn about others’ lives. You never know what people are going through and you’d be surprised at who may need help. So, this March, give a little because you never know who you’ll be helping.
Support and promote women-owned initiatives and businesses.
If you’re reading this, you are right now! Help promote your favorite women-owned enterprises by sharing their social media posts, liking them on social, purchasing their goods, or just telling a friend that they exist and you love them. Every little bit helps.
Communicate with those who’ve inspired you and reach out to your friends.
A text, phone call, or a note can mean a lot. You never know what someone else is going through and sometimes a simple hello can make a world of difference. Also, take this time to thank those who’ve helped you on your way to where you are now, whether that be your family, friends or professional contacts. Use March to reach out to those women and let them know how much they mean to you.
Research women’s issues.
March is a prime time to learn more about the history of women’s issues and how they still affect many of us today. Some ideas to research include voting rights, female pioneers around the world, and workplace gender equality. If you’re so inclined, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Voting rights and the 19th amendment
Fun fact: Women’s Equality Day, or the day the 19th amendment was certified and gave women the right to vote, falls on my birthday, August 26. This year also marks the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment, so this is a big deal and the perfect time to brush up on your history. For more information, visit https://www.2020centennial.org/ or https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/why-august-26-is-known-as-womans-equality-day.
- Female pioneers who changed the world
Many strong, brave women came before us and paved the way for how we’re able to live in the U.S. now. Many are here with us today and continue to make the world a better place for women. Here’s a good starting list from Reader’s Digest: https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/women-pioneers/
- Workplace gender inequality
This is a touchy one for many of us, myself included. For years I had a chip on my shoulder about this and only recently have knocked that bad boy’s weight off my shoulder. If you haven’t ever experienced this and you’re a woman, I’d assume you’re in the minority. For a good read on this topic, click here. https://www.equalrights.org/issue/economic-workplace-equality/discrimination-at-work/