Today is International Women’s Day. I take this day with some form of bittersweetness, because, let’s face it, we as a society should be at a point in evolution where the genders are equal – men, women and everything in between. However, I am not the ruler of the world (yet), and definitely not the authorized signer of the world’s rules (yet). That being said, we shall celebrate the women of the world. I found this quote from Malala circulating online and thought it fun to share:
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
We must not let the bad guys win. We must not let them instill fear in our spirit to the point we fear doing the simplest tasks. We must stay strong and have courage to show the bad guys we will not be taken down easily. We will prevail.
Though we tremble before uncertain futures
may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength
may we dance in the face of our fears.
-Gloria E. Anzaldúa