Monday, March 7, 2011

International Women's Day

"If ever the world sees a time when women shall come together purely and simply for the benefit of humanity it will be a power such as the world has never known." --Matthew Arnold

"I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women." –Ruth Benedict

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women's Day. For more information about celebrating check out the International Women's Day website. Or, visit the Imagine a Woman website to read this blog post or to check out this handout about 50 things to do to celebrate International Women's Day, Women's History Month, yourself, and the women who inspire you.

To bring it back to birth, you might also enjoy watching these helpful midwifery/birth videos from strong women on the Midwifery Today youtube channel.

I believe that these circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we're weak and sing with us when we're strong.” --SARK, Succulent Wild Woman

"Loving, knowing, and respecting our bodies is a powerful and invincible act of rebellion in this society." --Inga Muscio

In honor of International Women's Day---and every day---let us celebrate our bodies, honor our mothers, and trust in the nets of love woven around us by a multitude of remarkable, powerful, everyday women.

CfM Blogger
(photo from my blessingway in January 2011, 38 weeks pregnant with my baby girl!)

1 comment:

Hillary said...

That is such an amazing photo! Community is priceless :-)