Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate how far women have come. It’s a time we can rejoice that so many can now make their own choices, can contribute their intelligence, skills and talents to building the world they live in.
It’s also a day to remember that around the world many women find themselves in difficult and dangerous situations simply because they are women.
When I think of us I think of butterflies, flying like dreams, like hope. Before it soars the butterfly emerges from its chrysalis, spreads and dries its wings. Only when they are dry and ready can it fly.
Around the world we too need to emerge, spread our wings, and fly together. Imagine such a world, in which we accept and celebrate our similarities and our differences. In which we give what we are capable of, no matter who we are.
International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate how far we’ve come and to imagine how much further we can go.