International Women’s Day

This year’s theme, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” draws attention to the very real and very troubling trends of gender inequality, pay gaps and pressure to reduce or impede women’s rights around the world.

I worry about the world my daughter will find around her as she grows.  My hope is in people on large and small scales making changes to reverse these trends and to realize true equality.  And, my opportunity is to effect these changes in the areas I can influence.  Most importantly with the people in my life and my daughter in particular.

A day is not enough but the awareness highlighted on this one day will hopefully, and willfully, radiate forward.  I celebrate the women in my life and treasure the impacts you have on me, my family and the lives we lead.  Thank you.

11 responses

  1. Really enjoyed this post, also great photo

    March 12, 2017 at 10:26 am

  2. Thank you.

    March 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm

  3. Reblogged this on purelycrystals.

    March 9, 2017 at 1:04 am

  4. great blog.

    March 8, 2017 at 3:08 pm

  5. daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

    March 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  6. I imagine you are already giving your daughter a future she can look forward to beginning right inside your front door. I believe our children are our future, and it’s up to us to gently teach them now, how to love themselves, represent themselves, and have their own backs [Maya Angelou] as they rise up to optimistically meet the fruits & challenges of the future.

    I love your willingness to effect change in the areas that you can influence. Here again, as my beloved Mother would always say: “Charity begins at home!” Yes, yes, yes…radiate forward. You pass it on to her, and she passes it on, and on it is passed. With this in mind, the future is sure to be brighter, don’t you think?!

    March 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    • I agree. With both hope and conviction – it will be! Thank you for reading and writing back Jen. All the best to you on this day and all the ones to come.

      March 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      • Thank you, and to you and yours as well.

        March 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    • And I thank you. I think you have captured Kezia’s essence here, vulnerable, purposeful, focused.Beautiful!

      March 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    • I appreciate your reply.As an adult I am trying to practice “having my own back” and do try to pass it on. That is where I find hope.

      March 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      • Highest and Blessed!

        March 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

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