Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is inspiring change.
When Jan contacted me about linking up to celebrate, I was very excited, but I wasn’t sure what to write about at first. Women around the world face so many issues, and in many countries women are fighting for basic rights. It was hard to know where to start.
No matter what women are facing that needs changing, change takes strength and courage. While we don’t often associate that kind of fortitude with physical strength, becoming physically stronger changes the way you view yourself and your abilities and that can inspire change.
Strength is empowering.
Investing in your physical strength makes you feel more capable, more independent. It’s a feeling of power.
Strength is freedom.
In whatever form, a feat of strength is a rush. Whether it’s an inversion or arm balance in yoga or moving some insanely heavy weights, the feeling is the same. It feels like flying. It feels like anything is possible.
Strength is confidence.
You feel unstoppable. When you do something with your body that you never thought was possible, it makes you believe that you can do anything.
Power, freedom, and confidence inspire women to break the mold, pursue their dreams, and be their own vision of womanhood.
As bloggers and as women, we have the power to inspire change by changing the conversation.
We can shift the focus away from weight loss and calories.
We can stop competing with each other and start supporting each other.
We can remind each other that we are all beautiful, we are all strong, and we are all worthy.
No questions, just your thoughts on International Women’s Day and the “inspiring change” theme. <3