International Women’s Month
Did you know that Congress declared the month of March as International Women’s Month in 1987?
March is the month, where we should acknowledge the achievements of incredible women. Women finally have a month and 31 days of special recognition.
And we should.
The celebration of women also has a date for March 8th; a day the entire world stops to salute the importance of women and their stamps of greatness everywhere.
Women’s History & The Vibrant Life
Women began to make visible power moves in the 1800s as a combined group.
We show progress from only working as housewives to being leaders and prominent figures in our communities and families.
Women fought for many rights, especially after “ being excluded and, when mentioned, are usually portrayed in sex-stereotypical roles such as wives, mothers, daughters, and mistresses.”
Nearly 70 years ago, we successfully gained rights to “live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; own property; vote, and to earn a fair and equal wage.”
We didn’t take anything away from men and their purpose. If anything, we enhanced their reasons for existing.
In fact, due to living in what James Brown called, “A Man’s World,” we had to make a point. Women were given no other choice but to prove our trustworthiness and that we too have the intellect and power to make a change.
Men “blame” us for wrecking the world. This claim is huge and the argument for who did what in the garden of Eden still continues.
However, I like the point from our matriarch Sojourner Truth, one of the first vibrant women, for her remarkable statement from her speech delivered 1851 in Akron, Ohio, “Aint I A Woman!”
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”
She shows that together women hold an innate power to get the world back to its rightful position and place.
Her speech exemplifies the gift of “solutions” women possess from God. Hence, God designed us to be “fixers” and bring “solves” to conflicts in nurturing and sometimes “tough love” ways.
Moreover, we complete jobs, tie loose ends per se and work the powers of conflict resolution.
Women and The Vibrant Life
Women continue to take their rightful place in the world and reinvent themselves in unfamiliar facets.
These women are power sensations. They are strong and know the way to the vibrant life.
Women who make history do it living vibrantly; they understand longevity, tenacity, endurance, creativity and continue to walk in strengths unimaginable.
How to Support Women’s History Month
Women’s history month deserves your support. Almost everyone in the world has a social media account.
As of 2018, there are 2.27 billion active users and 2.53 billion smartphone users on Facebook. Instagram has reached over 1 billion active users as of June 2018.
Consider posting a vibrant woman whom you look up to, is or was a matriarch in your family, a strong pillar in the community, and makes a difference in the lives of people.
There are 31 days in the month. You can post a picture with a small write-up or some kind of tribute to the woman.
If that’s too much, think about posting something weekly. Also, support other people’s posts who recognize a vibrant woman during International Women’s Month.
Lastly, host a Women’s event at your local church or in the community where you live. This month is all about giving accolades and recognition to powerful women.
And let’s not forget that we celebrate women and their vibrant lives every day.
About Dr. Geneva
Dr. Geneva J. Williams is a Master Leadership Strategist & Vibrant Life Architect. She is also the reigning Ms. Black Fit and Fine.
For information on her new course, “The Vibrant Life Blueprint,” go here.
Speaker, Author, Thought-Leader… and I really like this one, vibrant living culture creator; Golden Soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Michigan Women’s Commission Appointee. With more than forty years of expertise in business management and personal development, I also have the distinction of receiving the NAWBO Top Businesswoman Award and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Award.