Happy International Woman's Day

March 08, 2014

“The history of all times and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.” – Louise Otto

On March 8th - International Women’s Day – women in Italy and other places in the world are given sprigs of Mimosa to commemorate this day that celebrates the accomplishments of women.  

Each year, on this day, being a woman takes on greater significance. I am so blessed to be a woman of the 21st century who lives in a country where I am able to live a full and privileged life thanks to the sacrifices of women who came before me. Women’s emancipation made free thinking possible and helped create a self-reliant society. I am only saddened this is not true for every woman in the world, so today, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the brave women who continue fighting for the same freedom and rights as men to end sexual violence, gender mutilation, work discrimination and all other forms of injustice against women.

Thank you to all the women who paved the way. Without the struggles, hardships and sacrifices they made, I would not be able to enjoy my love of travel and writing as I do today. I would not be able to roam freely and confidently through the world and through life. And I definitely would not be able to share my voice through my writing, so thank you from the depths of my soul for I would not be the same woman who stands before you today.

Wishing every fabulous woman a day filled with gratitude and hope that one day we may all be free.  

Love & Light,

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