Happy International Women's Day-time to reflect on all the female accomplishments across the world, throughout history and in our own lives. The influential women in my life include my Mum, my sister, my professional mentor and my girlfriends. They all bring a piece of feminine enlightenment and empowerment to our world, in their own unique way.
I've worked with various feminist organizations in differing capacities including City for All Women Initiative, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, and currently Ottawa Victim Services & Dress for Success. In my experiences women have displayed great strength, resilience, perseverance and even humour when faced with hardships. The most important lesson I've learned is that women are fighters, they won't stop until equality for women has been established across societies, institutions and belief systems worldwide.
"Well behaved women seldom make history."(Laurel Ulrich)