International Women’s Day 2020

International Womens Day falls Sunday 8th March this year.

This day resonates with me today and everyday as a strong female and mother to a fierce daughter!

A few weeks ago my daughter finished school and as we normally do, we had a conversation about her day at school while encouraging her to eat some fruit rather than filling up on Bourbon Biscuits.

During her Citizenship and Values lesson at school that day they were asked “what do you hate?” as part of a project.

Amongst the sea of popular answers; spiders, the dark, vegetables…. my daughter answered “patriarchy”.

I’m lucky my daughter has always been interested in tales of strong women. Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, and less familiar to me Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was honoured a Nobel Prize in Neurobiology.

Equality between Males and Females in society continues to feature in our news and social media. I’m hoping that stories from females of the past encourage females of our future.

After all, the Future is Female.

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