Wow. What a week. The East Coast got pounded by Winter Storm Elsa. As most parents know, Elsa is also the name of the Ice Queen in the Disney movie, Frozen. The irony is delicious isn’t it? Just as in the movie, “storm” Elsa unleashed her power and created a frozen world. I was like, “Whoa, girl. Put your gloves back on.”
On Thursday, March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day. This year’s campaign is about building awareness for and taking progressive action for gender parity. With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for workplace equality.
As the daughter of a single, female parent, I witnessed my mother raising me and my siblings on her own. She hustled every day to provide for her family. On her limited income, she had no choice but to take on tasks that historically were reserved for men. This encompassed everything from how to pull start a gas lawn mower to teaching my brother how to tie a necktie. In the next instant she was showing my sister and me how to expertly apply winged eyeliner as well as how to finesse the clutch in a car to seamlessly switch gears.
She broke down barriers before I even knew they existed. She removed obstacles that I never laid eyes on. She showed me every day, that gender didn’t matter. When I went out into the world to start my life, there wasn’t anything I didn’t think I could do.
This blog post is dedicated to powerful women everywhere #pressforprogress
| The view from our house #nofilter |
| the irony of Winter Storm Elsa |
| a house in our neighborhood with a tree split clean down the middle |
| my reaction when school was cancelled for the third day in a row |
| despite the storm, we were as snug as a bug in our home |
connecticut in style
ct in style blog