“Here’s to strong Women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
Happy Women’s Day!
This past year has seen some incredible developments …
We’ve seen the absolute devastation of certain countries and certain peoples around the world. We’ve seen western media prejudice its audience with their incorrect ‘viewpoints’ about Muslims and Islam. We’ve seen an insane tyrant in the White House grow even more inane and juvenile with each passing day.
We’ve also seen the “comeuppance” of many an individual who thought it was alright to stand in the way of, and abuse, many a person. We’ve seen the phenomenal growth of the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements. We’ve seen Black Lives Matter grow and grow and grow. We’ve seen interfaith conversations and multi-faith gatherings bring peace to a divided world. We’ve seen women (Finally) standing behind other women, having their backs, saying “I hear you,” and “I’ll fight for you,” and most importantly, “I believe you.”
We’ve seen what happens when women with common purpose and very powerful determination come together. This is what changing the world looks like. That it had to come about as a response to horrendous abuses of power and privilege is unfortunate. That it’s here now is necessary. It’s universe-shifting; it’s the answer to the prayer of every woman who has found herself in the situation of “who will believe you?”
To every man and woman out there who participates in misogyny, I say to you: Times Up.
To every man and woman who support, stand by, love, and believe, I salute you. I honour you. I embrace you. I thank you.
To all the people who make me stronger, better, more – to say thank you is a monumental shortfall. I shall say it anyway: Asante Sana! Thank you. Merci Beaucoup. God Bless.
Happy International Women’s Day to all the phenomenal women of our little blue planet!