Inspiring change for International Women’s Day

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.

inspiring change through strength

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.

inspiring change by changing the conversation

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

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8 comments on “Inspiring change for International Women’s Day

  1. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee

    I absolutely love the two themes you focussed on. I completely agree in the feeling of strength. Now lifting weights makes me feel that way – running will too but in a different more freeing way. It’s also amazing to see how we have the power of conversation and shifting it. Who knew that a little space on the Internet could do that? xo
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee recently posted…You Inspire My ChangeMy Profile

    1. BusyBod Post author

      It’s crazy how being physically strong transforms the way you see yourself and your confidence. I wish it was easier to explain, because I used to hear people say that all the time, but I feel like it’s one of those things you can’t understand until you experience it yourself.

  2. Kim

    I love the idea of “stop competing and start supporting!”
    Thanks for a great message here today!!
    You are strong, beautiful and very worthy of accomplishing every goal you have!!!
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  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Love that quote about inspiring change by changing the conversation, I just think it is so beautiful and such a great message. I think so often the wrong message is put out there about health and fitness being so focussed on looks rather than it being about getting stronger, for well being and great overall health.

    You so inspire me through your yoga (and as I’ve said before I am loving this current yoga challenge). You also inspire me through your great attitude to overall health.

    Thank you for joining in the celebrations and more importantly thank you for being such a great friend. <3
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    1. BusyBod Post author

      Thank you so much for hosting us all Jan! This was a fabulous idea, and you are the perfect host since YOU are so inspiring. <3


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