Today celebrates International Women’s Day and I’ve been thinking about what it means to me and how I’m affected by it. Often I look around – online, on the TV etc. and see so many amazing women at the top of their game and can’t help but feel a little inadequate. I know comparison is the thief of joy and I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but often it’s hard not to.
I know I’m never going to be the next Britney, honestly I have a singing voice which could crack glass from a 1000% meters away, yup it’s that bad! But it doesn’t stop me from watching X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent wondering why I’m not up there belting my lungs out. I of course check myself and remember that I’d only ever be the one they film for the horrendous audition.
But then I look at incredible women like Oprah and Ellen and wish I was as articulate and passionate as they are. Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes was incredible but did make me chastise myself for not getting involved i and really supporting something and essentially using my voice to make a change.
Which got me thinking, more so today on International Women’s Day, I need to do more for others and get involved in the causes I’m passionate about. In the past I’ve sent beauty products to Give and Make Up, but it doesn’t feel like I’m doing enough. So, I’m pledging to make a change and give my time to a charitable cause and really get involved. When I say get involved, I mean doing more than just donating money. Now, we all know money helps and can go towards making incredible change, but it’s also people’s time which is invaluable as well.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress which is all focused on being gender inclusive not only in friendship groups but in the work place and surrounding communities. I’m going to take ‘Press for Progress’ and apply it to my own working and life choices.
Are you making any changes to #PressforProgress?