Dear fellow women and anyone reading this,
Happy International Women’s Day! On this day, I want you to remember all the hard work that previous generations did in order for us to have the lives that we have today. Yet, there’s so much that still needs to be done. In order to accomplish this, we all must work together; regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
With that in mind, I just want to share with you a few things to remember. These are things that I wish that someone had told me as I was growing up, instead me having to discover now.
I want you to always remember:
- Be bold and unapologetic
- You’re capable of accomplishing anything that you want
- You are strong and not weak- don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
- If you identify as a feminist, don’t be ashamed and proclaim it loudly
- Don’t let anyone tell you that you are lesser than, because of your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other aspect of your humanity
- Strive to be an open minded person and know when to learn; then turn it into a success
- Love openly, don’t hide it
- Be yourself as authentically as you possibly can
- Dream big and then smash your goals to get there
- You are worth the freedom that you have, but never take it for granted
- Be a voice in society and do it through whatever your skills and talents allow you
- Never give up
- Don’t carry hate in your heart; it gets you nowhere
- Always be learning, understanding and caring
- You’ll be criticized, but don’t let that stop you from whatever you want to do
- Fight for what you believe in, because someone’s got to do it
And Lastly, you are powerful. No one can stop you when you’re determined.
From this point onwards, I hope that you remember these points when you are going through your day to day activities and fighting for a better world. There’s no greater feeling than feeling satisfied that you have everything you can to accomplish great things in your life or the world.
Take it as wish.
If you have any other pieces advice, feel free to leave in the comment section.
‘Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who’ll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings? To me it’s the latter, so I sign up.’
Published by Amy Koda