March is Women’s History month in the U.S. and as the mother of three girls, I’ve found my role – among so many others – is to teach and model for them what it means to be a creative, self-aware, empowered girl. This is not easy and I struggle with all of these myself. Thankfully, I constantly strive to create a community of women AND men in their lives who support & empower them too.
As we wrap up women’s history month this week, I thought I’d share some recent pieces I’ve written about women’s history & feminism and also some of my favorite articles and discoveries:
- I wrote a couple posts at The Nashville Mom including 5 ways to Celebrate Women’s History (& Future) in Nashville and a piece about an organization in Nashville focused on empowering girls called Girls to the Moon!
- My husband wrote a powerful article about Feminism and Women’s History from a dad’s perspective.
- Here’s a list of some of my favorite books for kids about Women’s History that was published for our local branch newsletter at the Nashville Public Library. Take a look and let me know if you have others to recommend.
- In mid-February, I published an article about our 5th grade mother-daughter book club meeting where we discussed A Wrinkle In Time on author Madeleine L’Engle’s website. I love that the protagonist, Meg Wallace, is a strong female character whom I can share with my girls. What is your favorite book featuring a strong female protagonist?
- I’m swooning over these posters on Etsy by The Film Artist. My favorites are Malala, Frida and Maya!
- Speaking of posters, these FREE posters celebrating Mighty Women in Science from A Mighty Girl are pretty rad.
- I enjoyed reading Women’s History Month Lessons from 7 Sheroes.
- Why we need a Muslim Women’s Day.
- So excited to hear that The Fearless Girl Statue in New York’s Wall Street will stay up until 2018, at least. Now, I’ve gotta get my girls up there to see it!
Have you seen, written or read anything about Feminism or Women’s History this year that resonated? Let me know!
*The first photo is from the Women’s Suffrage Monument unveiling in Nashville last August. The artist, Alan LeQuire, commented that his favorite part was the back of the statue because the women are all holding each other up, both literally in his creation of the statue and figuratively in the suffrage movement as well. I love that The Fearless Girl statue is pretty powerful viewed from the back too!