RESIST: International Women's Day

In the last year, we stood proud as Jessica Meir and Christina Koch became the first NASA Astronauts to take part in an all-women spacewalk.  
 We found solidarity as the US Women’s National soccer team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup and then went on to demand equal pay for work of equal value.
 We’ve been humbled by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist from Sweden, as she emerged as an advocate and leader for a global movement on climate change.
 We saw the epitome of strength as Alaa Salah joined swaths of women and youth protesting for reform of the Sudanese government.
We found promise as Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids became the first Native American women and Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.
 We celebrated as Ruth E. Carter became the first black person to win an Oscar for costume design.
 We stood tall as Rihanna became the first black woman to have an album on the Billboard 200 for 200 consecutive weeks.
We could feel progress as Angelica Ross became the first trans person to host a presidential forum.
 And we felt seen as Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency.
We celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing not only individual achievement but garnering the power of the whole. And we relish the very proven notion, that each of us has the ability to do so much for all of us. - Maureen Post
Photo Credit : Julian Andrewartha