Happy International Women’s Day!

To all the courageous, wonderful, insightful, dedicated, determined, beautiful women, I say happy international women’s day to you all!

This year, I’d like us to take a moment and think about all the women who have survived the unthinkable; from earthquakes and natural disasters, to those who have been murdered or gone missing in different parts of the world. From domestic abuse and stalking to sexual assault or worse, to denial of rights and suppression and oppression.

It’s easy for us to live in a western style democracy and say “happy women’s day!” but what do we know about the women who have to suffer without medication or food or water every day? What of those women who are now facing homelessness? What about the women who can no longer work or those who can’t get hired because they don’t have names like “Mary Smith.”

Women of colour are facing incredible challenges every day, in every part of the world. We only have to look at what’s happening in Afghanistan to understand that gender recognition is a pipe dream in some parts of the world.

Nothing that is happening is by accident; in order for all of this to change, we need to partner with the men who are in positions of power and have decision-making capabilities. Without this, Afghanistan could happen anywhere. Margret Atwood’s “The Handmaid Tales,” was based on entirely true, real life happenings. That’s the scary part.

Our world is sick; we are beyond the point of no return. Healing mother earth will require all of us; not just the 50% who seem to keep bearing the brunt of the world’s harm.

Ladies, here’s to you- and all those who cannot speak for themselves.

Happy Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day

To all you Remarkable Women around the world, I wish you the most prosperous and blessing-filled day! 

There has been a great deal of media backlash against anyone who has the daring and the courage to “step outside the normal bounds,” and speak about what’s important today.  The fact remains that together, men and Women, all of us, regardless of how you to choose to express your gender, need to work together so that we can build the world we imagined.  So that we can be the “change we wish to see in the world.”

Happy International Women’s Day to every woman struggling to take care of herself and her family (blood related or otherwise).

To every woman who is being targeted because of her faith, I stand with you.  Shalom.  Assalamualaikum. Peace. Namaste.

To every woman who is entirely misunderstood by her friends/family/inner circle, stand in your strength; courage is in your Divinely Ordained Glory. Speak your truth.

To every woman who had the insane courage and incredible bravery to uproot herself and immigrate to an entirely new reality so she could do better for those whom she loves, I stand on your shoulders. I am where I am because of women like you.  To all making that journey now, Godspeed and good fortune.

To every woman who struggles day in and day out, I acknowledge you. I acknowledge all women today.  I acknowledge all those who support us in desiring a better world.

To all the women in my life who make me smile, laugh, show me love, support me, and put up with my quirkiness,  I love you. I honour you.  I salute you.  Happy Women’s Day.

To all the men in my life who do the same, thank you.  Thank you for bearing the weight of who I am in your hearts and souls and letting us beautiful women stand in our light, today and always.

Peace, Love and Blessings


Happy International Women’s Day!

To all the women who make my life possible, I say thank you and I honour you.

From the moms (single and married) who pull off the amazing every day to the managers, educators, instructors, confidants, nurses, listeners, drivers, colleagues and women who hold me up, I say thank you.

To all the men, women and children who hold up these women, I need to thank you as well.

To every woman past, present and living who have ever inspired me, I thank you.  From your life stories, from your presence in this world, I have learned and been made stronger and wiser.

Thank you to the women who are my life teachers.  And to those who let me breathe.  To those who struggle every day for freedom, for food, for medicine, for safety and for dignity, I say a prayer for you today and I honour your strength.


Happy International Women`s Day!