You’ve come a long way, baby! Whether you’ve got two X chromosomes yourself or just want to show your support for your favorite fearless females, we have some great ideas for how to celebrate Women’s History Month.Here are just a few of the ways to celebrate all month long.
Do you know the actual history behind Women’s History Month? Although the holiday is now celebrated in many countries throughout the world, it got its start in California in 1978. Watch (and share!) this informative video to learn how this annual celebration of all things female got its start more than 40 years ago.
Whether it’s your first boss, your sister, a historical figure, or even a female entrepreneur, we’ve all been inspired by someone female. Take some time to post an inspirational story on your social channels paying homage to a mentor…or even two.
Spending money within your own community is a fantastic way to show support! Blueprint has rounded up some of our favorite woman-owned businesses in our U.S. cities to help you share the wealth this March.
Set aside your usual playlist in favor of this wonderful Women’s History Month compilation on Spotify. You can channel girl power for more than five hours with this incredible mix of songs from fan favorites like Dolly Parton and Lady Gaga to relatively obscure artists. You could also create your own fabulous playlist that highlights female performers and share it with your friends.
Some true crime podcasts will make your skin crawl, but Women & Crime, the brainchild of criminology professors Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Shlosberg, is all about justice. Listening to their expert analysis of women-centered legal cases is the perfect mix of education and entertainment.
Do you have a special talent you’d like to share with young women, or maybe you just want to give back to the community? Check out nonprofits like Girls Write Now, the Women’s History Alliance, and Women in Tech for opportunities to give back.
Is there a women in your personal or professional network who you sometimes wish you could trade places with? Why not ask her for a career mentoring session? Similarly, if there’s someone a generation or two younger than you and you feel inspired, offer to be a mentor to her!
Have you read Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex? What about Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique or bell hooks’s All About Love? Check out these and other feminist classics at your library, or listen to the audiobooks during your commute.
However you choose to commemorate Women’s History Month, remember that the independence that many women enjoy today came at a great cost. Tracing the roots of feminism back even three generations within the United States reveals a society where most of the freedoms that contemporary women enjoy would have been considered impossible.
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