I previously blogged about the strong women in my family , women who met life’s challenges head on & I am proud to call them mine.
I have raised two strong daughters - both engineers - who have to stand their ground in a world that is still dominated by men. There is still overt & covert sexism in the workplace that they have to call out.
The girls both mentor others in their career fields - raising standards by lifting others up ..
However this year I am championing the ordinary women we all are & who we all know because not everyone is destined for greatness but everyone deserves to be appreciated.
Following a lifetime in education, I am championing the Mothers who do their best often in challenging circumstances - we all know the working ones rushing across the playground, several children in tow, lunch boxes hurriedly made between breakfasts & finding PE kits, homework supervised while they juggle supper, laundry, clubs, shopping, & making cupcakes for school cake sales at midnight because that is when they found the scrunched up note in the bottom of the schoolbags. They are hugely under appreciated by all but they are the ones who keep the family going.
I am also championing the single Mothers that circumstances have left them as lone parents - they have the added financial stress of making ends meet while juggling way too many things; we know that their time is so stretched that they fall asleep on the sofa watching the news, they are torn between doing it all & finding a few minutes to themselves.
I am championing the ordinary Mother’s who had dreams of their own which could not be realised; many make sure that their children are free to dream & achieve loftier things - not held back by the social restraints of a generation ago.
I am championing all the ordinary mothers who are under appreciated & taken fore granted - there is still a generation of men who do not do their share, who still think of life in terms of men & women’s chores & have yet to realise that women do not need their permission or approval. These ordinary women still do most of the work & cooking at home as well as working; these women find their frustrations rising because they are unappreciated even in the 21st century.
So on this Women’s Day, straighten another women’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.
Celebrate & take stock of the successes of women - mothers, sisters, daughters by inspiring each other so that the ripples filter down to the next generation.
Why do we still have inequality & how can we improve it for everyone? Don’t just think about the impact you have today but think about the impact you have on future generations ....
Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to your company & comments,