Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month followed by International Women’s Month on March 8. I have to say I am very proud to be a woman! During this month, we celebrate all the amazing contributions women have made and continue to make in recent times.
Women’s History Month began as a week celebration initiated by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission in 1978. The news spread of the success of this celebration and soon other organizations and school communities were reserving March 8 as the focal point to celebrate. In 1980, President Carter declared March 8, 1980 National Women’s History Week. Political support grew across the nation as National Women’s History Week became popular. By 1987, Congress had declared March as National Women’s History Month.
This month, we will honor women from all over the world for their amazing achievements and contributions to women’s history. We will also celebrate pioneering teachers and advocates who made education available and accessible to women.
Today I want to celebrate two important women in my life who are strong warriors and who have taught me the value of being a strong woman. Had neither one been in my life, I do not think I would have taken the same path I did. I am not sure where I would be today.
Thank you to my daughter, Danielle. She has been in my life for over 20 years and made such a huge impact when she arrived. I don’t think she knows how much I value her presence since the first day. Thank you for coming into my life when you did. I don’t know where I would be if you had not. But because you did, I am a fearless woman!
And I would like to honor my mother, Juanita, for whom I could never do for her what she has done for me, give birth. Had we not been in the circumstances we were in when I was young. She would have never used food as a way to entertain us and I would never have discovered my creative outlet. Thank you Mom for leading me to my life purpose!
What woman has impacted your life? Please comment below.