Today is a day for lifting each other up. Yes, we still have to fight for our rights, equality, power and justice and we will contiunue to do so. I would also like to take a moment to celebrate the women who inspire me to become better everyday.
Katrin Langensiepen: a member of the European parliament for the German Green party. A fearless fighter for disabled's rights, she is the first and only member of the European parliament with a visible physical disability. Check her out at Katrin Langensiepen, MdEP (katrin-langensiepen.eu)
Jacinda Ardern: Another politician ;) But one can only admire the first Prime Minister of New Zealand to deal with a terrorist attack, a volcanic eruption and a pandemic during her first term of office while having a baby. She does this with grace and empathy and is endlessly inspirational.
Kamala Harris: Proof that it can be done with hard work and dedication. She is awesome!
She is the first female and BIPOC Vice-President of the United States, just in case you didn't already know.
Marie Colvin: The late and great British Times journalist. She never put herself forward but kept saying how she was telling other's stories and they should be the focus. She was the reason I studied journalism.
Blair Imani: Bad-ass historian, educator and influencer. She keeps it real and I can't tell you how much I've learned from her.
My girlfriends: They might not be in the public eye, but these inspiring, kind, intelligent, gracious and funny ladies are the reason I'm writing this. I see you and I love you!