Happy Women’s Day

It’s Women’s Day today.

It commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.

It’s a powerful day and it’s a reminder for all of us to remember how strong we are.

In the 54 years since, the phrase “You strike a woman, you strike a rock” has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa.

I am blessed with some of the most wonderful women in my life. Every single one of my girl friends have a special place in my heart. This post has really made me think about each one of them as individuals and collectively. It’s been amazing to see that I would describe them all the same.

Strong. Powerful. Humble. Confident. Spiritual. Graceful. Caring. Kind. Loving. Honest. Motivating. Beautiful inside and out. 

My mom and sister are two of the most remarkable women. I’m honoured to be related to them. 

My mom always has the best advice and it’s so true: “Mom’s know best.”

My sister is quiet and wise. I often think she should have been the elder sister.

I have also been blessed with a soul sister, Karolina Sky. She knows me better than I know myself and all three have been through some of my toughest times and best times of my life completely unconditionally.

I’ve always said they should write a book because the advice they’ve given me in life, love, career, family and humanity is inspiring and should certainly be shared. 

I hope you’re spending some time with the women who really make a difference in your life, no matter how great or small.

If you can’t spend time… let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are some fun quotes:

You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs.  All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy.  Then just when you start liking them, they start drooping.  ~Cindy Crawford

Curve:  The loveliest distance between two points.  ~Mae West 

Can you imagine a world without men?  No crime and lots of happy fat women.  ~Nicole Hollander 

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself.  ~Elizabeth Metcalf 

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