Tomorrow is International Women's Day, a day all about celebrating women and their achievements (economic, political, scientific, social, etc) around the world. Women create a breathtaking kaleidoscope of beauty, diversity, and culture even in light of our revered differences. My hope is that we stand hand-in-hand, intertwined by our respect and the knowledge that we are better together.
International Women’s Day is also a time to focus on places and situations where women's rights, equality, health, and safety still have a long way to go. We are in the middle of a movement: women saying, “no more” and rising to become the heroes of their own stories. They are fighting for their themselves and leading communities by claiming respect for their hearts, their bodies, and their minds.
While I have participated in peaceful protests before and respect those who will powerfully participate in A Day Without A Woman, I'm not striking tomorrow. I am outspokenly passionate about the potential of women and I don't think remaining silent is the most effective route for me to support women around the world.
A voice that refuses to be silenced can change the lives of millions. As Michelle Obama once said, "I have had to learn that my voice has value. And if I don't use it, what's the point of being in the room?" Today, my voice is sharing some of my favourite outlets that celebrate women in STEM.
What are you favourite women in STEM podcasts?
What are your favourite women in STEM websites and/or organisations?
What are your favourite women in STEM books?
What is another impactful way to empower women on International Women’s Day?
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
― Audre Lorde
Hi! I'm Melissa, an Australian-based Latina science educator, podcaster, and freelance writer. I spend a lot more time on Instagram and Twitter, but blogging is my first love. Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while.
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