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Push for Progress

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
 ---Mother Teresa

Today - March 8 - is International Women's Day.


Here are three simple things you can do right now to celebrate and acknowledge this special day:

Say thank you.  Get in touch with women who have made a difference in your life and acknowledge their influence.  Let them know!  Write a note, make a call, send an email.

Read a book.  Be intentional about the next book you pick up to read.  Choose a biography about a woman you'd like to learn more about.  Or choose a book by a woman author.  Better yet, pick up a book by a woman author from another culture.  (If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.)

Put your money where you mouth is.  Make a donation to an organization that improves the lives of women in your community, your country, or the world.  Support women who are running for office -- they need every penny they can raise.  (Maybe start by supporting my friend, Carole Julius, who is launching her political career with a run for Selectman of her community in Massachusetts.)

Be sure to check out the International Women's Day website for more information, additional ideas, and other links.
Push for progress, my friends.  Demand it.


Read other Three on Thursday posts over at Carole's.  (And, yeah.  That's the same Carole who is running for Selectman of East Bridgewater, MA!)






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Great ideas Kym!


Happy International Woman's Day, my friend! Great suggestions! XO

gale (she shoots sheep shots)

What an excellent post! I'm going to do all three.

I recently heard Sarah Corbett speak, regarding her excellent new book How to Be a Craftivist. My takeaway , which is you nailed but I often fail at, is don't just talk about an issue but provide an action that can be followed . Love it! Thank you. And Happy International Womens Day!


Awwww, thank you for stumping for me! We need more women to run for office, I can tell you that, and every bit of money helps!


Great ideas Kym! Happy International Women's Day!!


I'm going to do all three too and have already sent my campaign contribution! Thanks Kym!


Three top of the list tips! As women, we MUST empower ourselves 'cause it ain't gonna happen, otherwise!
Thank you!

kathy b

This is a great list and I shall thank some women in my life today> Bloggers like you are awesome.


Great post, Kym! thank you for the push to take some action and make a difference!


Very good ideas Kym.

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