So I’m entering 2018 really excited to be a woman, it finally seems that women are coming together to say enough is enough. Last night’s Golden Globes saw women and men standing together to say “Time’s Up”. With Oprah’s speech receiving the loudest applause as she stated
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!”
Oprah speaks the truth and I finally feel that women’s voices are going to be louder and stronger than ever, and its about time too.
The collective of voices shouting Me too will hopefully encourage others to stand up against whatever discrimination they are facing.
Knowing that you are not alone gives many strength.
At the end of last year I was gifted an amazing book titled “Women of Spirit”, compiled and photographed by Susie Mackie, and over the Christmas period I have worked my way through this book, often finding myself in tears at the bravery and strength of the women who share their stories between the pages.
Women who have faced so much throughout their lives yet still move forward with such courage. Refusing to be beaten they somehow found the strength to fight.
Truly incredible women.
Women sharing their stories in hope of inspiring others to live their lives with transparency and strength. “ If we can do it so can you.”.
In a time where woman are so needed to support one another this book was a breathe of fresh air for my lungs. When the news is full of so much hate and discrimination this book just sings hope.
If you are searching for inspiration or just want to read the stories of 20 incredible women I highly recommend this book.