Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day – it’s a a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Social media has been ablaze with #womensday hashtags and well wishes to all the wonderful women in our lives and this post is my small contribution to the day.

Happy International Women’s Day!

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. I love this. To me, International Women’s Day should be about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level.

I have been very lucky to have been surrounded by some of the most amazing women in my life. My mum has raised my two sisters and I to be independent and caring women and has been our pillar of strength, inspiration and love.

So today, I send my love and gratitude to all the amazing women in my life – you know who are are! Thank you for your support, your friendship and thank you for being ‘you’. Life wouldn’t be the same without you!

I can’t publish this post without my most favourite quote:

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Here’s to women. Let’s continue to work towards a brighter future for women all around our world…

If you have a little more spare time you can check out some of my sisterhood series posts that celebrate some seriously amazing Australian Women here:

Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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