Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy International Women's Day!

(Noticed for the first time today on the corner of Livingston and Red Hook Lane, Brooklyn.)

Happy International Women's Day! Celebrated since the early 1900, March 8th marks a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Yahoo's got a list of 35 women you should know. It's very inspirational list. Among them, Jane Goodall whom I've always admired. I remember hearing a story on that spoke about her early interest and experience with animals.
Jane, as a child, had a very good relationship with her mother. Their good relationship continued, even as she fought her way to Africa, when no one else said she could do it. Jane remembers how understanding her mother was. Once, when Jane was 18 months old, Vanne found her with a bunch of earthworms in her bed. Vanne did not make a fuss about the mess; never mind there were slimy earthworms in her baby's bed. Jane's mother simply told her that she had to return the worms to the earth quickly, or they would die (Goodall 1996).

"My mother used to tell me, 'Jane, if you really want something, you work hard enough, you take advantage of opportunities, you never give up, you will find a way.'" (Davies 1997).

-More online here

The power of women in influence each other and .. the world!

On that note, but bringing it a little closer to home: Grace Bonney from design*sponge is continuing her Biz Ladies Series 2009 with posts every Tuesday. Biz Ladies aims to connect local women running their own art and design-based businesses Details here.

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