Top 10 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day!

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Bast and Cooch here, with a special bloxt to get you ready for one of the most important days of the year.

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The Two Feisty Chicks’ Top 10 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day!


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These are just our ideas. There are all kinds of ways to learn about and celebrate the strength, wisdom and resilience of the women around you. Share yours #FeistyChickIWDActions.

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10. Thank a woman who has been a mentor to you. Call, write, message her, or meet her for coffee and tell her how she has had an impact on you.

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9. Make a donation to a female-focused charity: local women’s shelter, women’s centre, YWCA, an agency for immigrant women, international organization promoting education for girls … the list goes on.

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8. Be a mentor yourself. In a couple of recent studies, 61% of women aged 18-24 surveyed across Canada reported that they’ve never been mentored, and 72% in the same age range say they’ve regularly or occasionally felt pressure to change their behaviour because of their gender. Build confidence, not barriers.

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7. Research a woman in history who has made a difference. There are so many of them, and they are easier to find today than they ever have been. Just check your wallet. And how about current women (and girls) making history? You can find out about them too. Jane Goodall, The Woman Who Loved Giraffes, Greta Thunberg.

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7. Think about a time when you used your strength as a woman to make a difference, and share it with #FeistyChicksIWDAction. Celebrate small steps as well as big ones!

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6. Ask your family about the strong women in your own past. They’re closer than you think.

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5. Greet the day by singing Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” and start an earworm with everyone you meet.

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4. Let yourself go. Eat chocolate guilt-free. It’s better than sex anyway. Celebrations without food are not worth celebrating.

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3. Let your MP know you support international efforts focusing on women’s rights.

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2. Read a book, watch a movie or find a series with strong female leads and complex character development. Think Handmaid’s Tale, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, Steel Magnolias, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, anything with Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and of course Thelma and Louise. More suggestions!
Are books more your style? Find something here.

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1. Reach out to all the cool women in your life to remind them to celebrate IWD. Even better – celebrate it together. Hang out, order in, potluck, or whatever floats your boat. Keep it easy and fun.

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And feisty.

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