Tomorrow marks one year since the 2016 US presidential election, but right now I’d like to focus on today. I realize the mere mention of that day may have set you off, but I’m going to ask you to take a deep breath and refocus on now. After all, it is once again election day….
On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment, which gave U.S. women the right to vote went into effect. (Fun fact: The first woman was elected to the House of Representatives four years earlier.) Nearly a century later, we celebrate this victory for civil liberties with Women’s Equality Day.
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ~ Nora Ephron Happy International Women’s Day! To all the women participating in A Day Without A Woman, good for you. To all the women who aren’t able to participate, keep working hard.