Mar 29, 2021
Celebrating Women's Day, Month, Year, and Life
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!
Cezar Nedelcu
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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!



From a Day to a Week, From a Week to a Month

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.



A Day to Remember

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. 



How to Celebrate Women's History Month

  • Get educated! Read articles and books that focus on the beginnings of women’s movements into what evolved to be Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. The efforts of the women who fought for labor rights and equality will inspire you to continue to do the same.
  • Support women-owned businesses! Donate, volunteer, or simply follow them on Instagram or Facebook for exposure.
  • Personally thank the women in your life for their efforts. A phone call or even a text can go a long way.
  • If you are confident in your experiences as a woman, think about mentoring young girls and share your experiences with them.
  • Indulge in women-focused media such as documentaries about women, or films directed by women.
  • Incorporate women’s day and think about women’s history not only this month but year-round.
  • Be aware that women’s issues are still relevant today.
  • Spread awareness!