Friday was International Women’s Day, and while I understand the sentiment some western women expressed– I mean, a women’s day? Why not an international humanity day?– I think the day gave us a great opportunity to reflect on how awesome we (WOMEN) are, to celebrate our successes and focus our attention on groups of women around the world– and at home– who don’t have the freedoms and opportunities that many of us enjoy on the regular. Freedoms like voicing a dissenting opinion, enjoying sex, healthily caring for our bodies, standing up for our beliefs, working, and chasing our dreams. These freedoms may seem hum-drum to some, but they’re downright radical to so many women here, there, everywhere. We must never forget that.
As such, I was delighted to join an inspiring group of women who support the cause at Juliets on Friday evening. Under a canopy of green and cream bunting, I made new friends (hi, guys!), snacked on delicious cakes, and was treated to beautiful music by a lovely lady whose name* I forgot but whose perfect ringlets I will always remember. Many, many thanks to Rosie Mockett for organising the event, to Juliets for hosting, and to Oxfam for bringing the books and helping to make this world a more beautiful place! xx
*UPDATE: Jennifer Lee Ridley was the wonderful songstress with the beautiful tresses. Her music is so lyrically rich and her voice is captivating.