Today is International Women’s Day, and that means that the rest of the month is deemed “Women’s History Month”. This is a time to learn about the female experience, celebrate what it means, and understand the wide range of female experiences and struggles across the world.
And just because the world situation doesn’t allow us to go out and celebrate, there are still lots of ways we can make the most of this special month.
Here, I’ve come up with how you can make the most of Women’s History Month this year!
Support Women’s Charities
This is a big one that can make a massive difference! Supporting a charity that promotes women’s causes is fantastic- and it means that we get a little closer to aiding the progression and role of women in our society.
I love that there are so many excellent charities out there, and I really recommend checking out this list from last year for some key places to support this 2021.
Learn Something New
The best way to make the most of Women’s History Month is just to learn. Learn about famous women from the past, or learn what people are doing to bring women’s issues to the forefront today. I think in school we lack lessons about past female figures- and so this month take some time to learn a little more about the amazing women of the past.
And learning something new can be valuable to understanding the female experience. Maybe you understand another woman’s story, or you have a chat to someone about how sexism or discrimination affects them. Understanding more about someone’s life, attitude, or experience is a great way to make the most of Women’s History Month.
Share Your Experience
This isn’t something everyone will want to do- and that’s okay! But sharing your experience is the best way to help others understand what it means to be you. You don’t need to be able to celebrate in person in order to commemorate this special month, so get online or even chat to someone else about your experiences.
Calling attention to Women’s History Month is sharing an experience in itself, and I love seeing other Women’s History Month posts all about their experiences and the best way to celebrate even during these tough times- I’m going to try and share as many ideas as possible throughout March!
There are so many ways to support others who are celebrating this month. You could share someone’s article about their individual experience, encourage inclusivity for those who identify as women all across the world, sign a petition, or help someone who is feeling low during these tough times.
To support another woman, you could also read books by female authors, buy from women-owned businesses, or RT your favourite female blogger.
Even with lockdown restrictions, there are ways to make the most of Women’s History Month celebrations. You could join online tutorials or meetings, you could hold online celebrations with your friends and family, and you could even run an event for others.
Normally during this month there would be marches, celebrations, and meetings of like-minded individuals- but while this may not be the same as previous years, we can still use this time to celebrate the female experience from the comfort of our own homes!
How are you going to make the most of Women’s History Month? Do you have any plans? Do you have an experience you would like to share this month?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x
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