A day to acknowledge women's power, contribution, and wisdom the world over. I celebrate daily but today I can call out some names & things. Women's work is the most invisible - mamas raising generations & sisters healing & holding communities. No market value to that work so it is forgotten. A woman who transcends gendered boundaries & leads in public spaces is dismissed, harassed, & disdained before she is appreciated. She is called by profanities or reduced to her appearance before she is embraced. Often that violence continues even while she is embraced. Worse, if a woman is fully engaged in public, folks begin to question her fulfillment i& scrutinize her family life based on hetero-normative assumptions. Even those who push through & persevere are still marginalized alongside the mythical image of a male superhero who will "save" us all. So today I pause to celebrate some of those women who fight this fight as they fight so many other ones for a better world possible. I can't name all my sheroes but send them abundant light and strength wherever they may be!
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