Women’s History Month

Looking for a challenge to celebrate women’s achievements?  Paige at The Authentic Me has a challenge going, inviting her readers to “remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women“.  I’ve already posted links to stories about my grandmothers & great-grandmother, whose ordinary lives shaped the generations after them.

Here’s what Paige is inviting you to participate in doing:

Celebrating Women

My plan today was to put up a post highlighting accomplishments achieved in February and new “stretches” coming my way for March. In my quest for a piece of clip art I learned that it is Women’s History Month with a specific emphasis on education and empowerment in 2012. This of course has my juices flowing. My passion and purpose in life is to empower women. For me this is exhibited through my work as a nurse helping women with cancer and most recently my involvement with the organization Dress for Success.

The purpose of Women’s History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.

Anyway I thought it would be fun to invite my readers to participate in a month long celebration of women’s history.

If you would like to participate you could simply once a week or more often if you choose write a post on a women of history.

Some ideas to get YOUR juices flowing…

Maybe she is one you know a lot about already or perhaps one you would like to dig into a little deeper. My friend over at Stopping the Wind recently used a quote by Helen Keller to get her out of her slump.

Or you could head over to Women’s History Month and check out the daily celebration and write accordingly.

Perhaps my photo blog followers have pictures and stories of women they would like to share…

How about my poetry followers sharing a little on their favorite woman poet…

Or maybe my fellow healthcare/conscience bloggers would like to give health facts important to improving women’s lives…

This may require you to stretch beyond you comfort zone, so be it…

I hope you will join in the Celebration. I will try to have a widget to use soon(no promises here though as it is beyond my current skills).

[From Nancy – Paige would love to know if you post about a notable woman / women.  Leave her a link at The Authentic Me to let her know what you did.]

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9 Comments on “Women’s History Month”

  1. Louise Behiel Says:

    What a lovely idea. Unfortunately, I won’t participate, as I have a blog series on for the month. but know that I honor and anticipate all the great posts.

    I work with so many courageous women – recovering from abuse, addiction and violence. it is an honor to share their journey with them.

    • dogear6 Says:

      You do work with many courageous women. I bet many of them don’t see themselves as that either, at least not until it gets pointed out several times.

      I mentioned in my post that my great-grandmother and grandmothers were ordinary women that shaped the generations after them. I saw that so clearly in my husband’s family where the women passed down legacies of child abuse and alcohol abuse. Needless to say, the differences between my family and my in-laws is huge. Ordinary might not make the news, but loving and affectionate families are a great treasure.

  2. The Hook Says:

    Great concept! Good luck; unfortunately, I cannot participate.

    • dogear6 Says:

      I appreciate you taking time to look them over. I fully understand the lack of time or interest. Not every idea appeals – that’s why it’s so great to have so many to look at. Still. . . I’d love to see a post by you about an influential woman in your life.

  3. readytochangenow Says:

    What a great idea – there are so many to choose from!

    • dogear6 Says:

      There are so many great women out there who deserve mention, including our own ancestors who are special to only us.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. judithhb Says:

    A great idea Nancy. I will mull it over and see what I come up with.

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