Happy Wednesday, GrasshoppHers. It is officially Women’s History Month and soon-to-be International Women's Day. We are here to celebrate the ‘Her’ in GrasshoppHer. If you are a woman, make sure to give yourself some well-deserved ‘you’ time. If you are not a woman, please give the women in your life extra love this month, especially on March 8th!
Thanks to activism, specifically women’s activism, the idea of celebrating women has evolved from International Women's Day into Women's History Week, and later into Women's History Month. In the United States, Women's History Month arose from coordinated efforts to make women's contributions to national history visible. It is rooted in women's political actions around gender equality and employment rights.
On February 23, 1909, thousands of women marched through New York City to demand higher pay, safer labor conditions, and voting rights, marking it as the first women's day in the United States. Although Women’s Day is an international celebration, Women's History Month is observed only in the United States, in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, where efforts are made to highlight women's contributions to their respective national histories.