10 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Happy Women’s History Month! It’s time to rejoice in how far women have come and the many ways women have contributed to everything from the arts to politics. Don’t let the month go by without celebrating the greatness of your fellow females. Here are 10 ideas for how you can celebrate Women’s History Month!
- Support Women-Owned Businesses
What better way to show your appreciation of women’s rights activists and women’s history than by helping women who are making history today? Make a point of supporting women-owned businesses in your area by buying their products or services. You could do it alone or take your girlfriends on a trip to your favorite small businesses. This is a great way to support small businesses at a time when they’re struggling.
- Thank the Women in Your Life
It’s so important to show gratitude to the women that have helped shape you and supported you in your most challenging times. This could be your mom, sisters, wife, daughters, friends, teachers, and mentors. You may want to simply write them a personal note of thanks, but you could also go the extra mile of giving a special gift to show them your appreciation.
It doesn’t have to be anything expensive. Hand out candles in your favorite scent or share some baked goods. You could also tie this back to supporting women-owned businesses by giving gifts that are made or sold by women entrepreneurs.
- Donate to Help Women You May Never Meet
There are many nonprofit organizations that are focused on helping women and women’s issues specifically. Find a charity that’s doing great things for women whether it’s a women’s shelter, an organization the provides access to reproductive health essentials, Dress for Success, or something else. Your donation can be a monetary one or it can be gently-used clothes, menstrual products, or cosmetics. You could also donate books about female empowerment to your local bookstore to make great women-centered reads more accessible!
- Volunteer to Help Other Women
If you don’t have the extra cash to spare right now, you can always donate your time. Find a nonprofit in your area that benefits women in some way and ask how you can help. You may discover a new passion that will last long after Women’s History Month is over.
- Have a Women’s Day Party
Women’s History Month is definitely special enough for a party! Any other year, it might be a great time to invite your girlfriends over and have a women’s celebration. Unfortunately, with COVID-19, your options will be more limited. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the celebration altogether! Have a Zoom party with your friends. You could spend time sharing the stories of how women have impacted your lives, play a trivia game about women’s history, or share about ways you hope to influence future women.
- Help the Next Generation of Women
Never underestimate the value of mentoring the next generation of women. Maybe you don’t have any daughters of your own, but you can take some time to invest in your nieces or your friends’ daughters. If there aren’t any young women that come to mind, you can look into the Big Brothers Big Sisters program or a similar organization. This is a great way to help young girls who could use some extra love and may be going through challenging circumstances of their own.
- Look for Small Ways to Make a Woman’s Day
When you’re out and about this March, look for little things you can do to make another woman’s day a little bit brighter. Pay for the coffee of the woman in front of you, compliment your female coworkers in meaningful ways, or leave a small note of encouragement in a public place for a stranger to find. These small acts of kindness can easily turn another woman’s day from bad to good.
- Do Some Homework on Women’s History
Women’s history is vast. No matter how old you are and how long it’s been since you were in school, there’s always something valuable you can learn about how women have contributed to society. Spend this Women’s History Month learning about women like suffragette Ida B. Wells who owned her own printing press. As a journalist, she courageously reported on lynchings in Mississippi. She was even a founding member of the NAACP.
You could also learn about women like Maria Beasley who invented the life raft in the 19th century. Thanks to Maria, countless lives have been saved! These are just a couple women whose contributions are all-too-often glossed over. Take this Women’s History Month to appreciate how their sacrifices have helped you.
- Learn About Modern Day Feminist Warriors
Celebrating women’s history should include absorbing the accomplishments of women right now who are making history. Read books, listen to podcasts, and watch TED Talks of women doing great things. Just a handful of such resources include:
- The Feminism is for Everybody book by Bell Hooks
- The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biography by Jane Sherron de Hart
- Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. Giddings
- The I Weigh podcast with Jameela Jamil
- The Well Woman Show
- Deepa Narayan’s TED Talk on beliefs that can silence women
- Advocate for Women’s Rights
In spite of how far we’ve come, there’s still plenty of work to do for women’s rights. The most important superpower you have is your voice. Make sure you exercise it this Women’s History Month. There are many issues you could advocate for like equal pay, reproductive rights, and the like. Sign petitions, call your local representatives, and spread the word about issues you care about.
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From all of us at Nessfeli Natural Skincare, we hope you have a fantastic Women’s History Month!