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On Women’s Day / March the 8th

By Merchesico @mergepsycho

On Women’s Day / March the 8th

Laying in my sofa today. I always say I'm not gonna lie... but for me today it should be a day to campaign - so let's put your feet or your hand up!

What I want is to see women being freely themselves; feeling confident about their abilities, futures and value - feeling supported and encouraged, and feeling good about their lives and their bodies.

It's not an easy task, as we keep seeing nasty examples of role & gender stereotyping, but I believe if each of us do our bit to stop that spreading, we could get rid of the entrenched inequality, negative assumptions and punishment inflicted upon women for centuries. Silence here becomes violence too. But becoming part of the change makes for an exciting way to live, learn, and help other women and girls love themselves and enjoy their lives. And there's no need to give to charity or to sign up to anything - just support genuinely and directly the girls and women that are around you. Even the way we talk to ourselves matters - the words we use sometimes to rate, to push down, to neglect - we could choose instead words to encourage, to lift our mood, to change our perceptions. Being able to be kind with others maybe starts with you being kind to yourself.

On Women’s Day / March the 8th
On Women's Day / Online campaign / Be kind to yourself
(2021) iPad digital illustration

I recommend you head over to Women Who Draw - a non for profit platform that's a feast for the eyes, showcasing the breath and power of women with a sketchbook in hand.

Or if you're getting political and are more into action, I'd suggest supporting the NHS workers on their pledge for a long-awaited-and-more-than-deserved fair pay rise. Joining a union or your professional association is a great place to start too.

Working lasses and women that keep the world running, you kind lads, all the ones in between and all the ones who campaign - thanks for filling our present with the gift of hope and the possibility of building the future we want together. Let's keep going!

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