Diary Entry: Woman Empowerment Isn't An 'Instagram-Worthy Aesthetic'

To the women working their 9 to 5, and to the stay-at-home women managing their household. To the women who find purpose in being mothers to their children, and to the women who've decided they don't want any. 
To the women in government, and to the women in fashion. To women lawyers, women doctors, women writers, and women filmmakers. To women teachers, women scientists, women artists, and women athletes. 
And to women with no homes to call their own, no jobs that provide decent pay, no access to education, healthcare, and basic human rights. To women who have been harassed, mocked, and silenced---this is your month, too.

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This Women's Month, let's remember that women empowerment is more than just Instagram-worthy "girl power" (there's nothing wrong with that, by the way). But more than glitters, pink cocktails, and cute confetti, women empowerment is also listening to women's stories and making sure the voices of the oppressed get heard, too.

It's making sure every single woman on Earth is safe from harassers, gets paid right, gets to drink clean water daily, and has freedom to speak their mind. We've gone far together, but there is still a long way to go. Hand in hand, we can speak up against and fight injustice. 

To every woman, young and old, rich or poor, mother or not--#HappyInternationalWomensMonth! Let's continue to stand up for each other.

To pursuing our Why!