The celebration of Women is punctuated every year by International Women’s Day on March 8th. While her existence should be celebrated daily, International Women’s Day serves as a moment to stop and fully recognise achievements, as well as acting as a point for action, to build support for women’s rights and their full participation in the economy, politics, and community.
The day was first born out of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe and was first held in Australia in Sydney, 1928 when The Militant Women’s Movement called for equal pay for equal work, an 8-hour working day for shop girls and paid leave.
Celebrate, Empower, Embrace
It doesn’t seem like too much to ask does it? But then again, we see time and again when the history of women has been lost or paved over from a patriarchal narrative. It seems crazy that ancient civilisations revered females more than what we have seen over the past 2000 years. For instance, Greek mythology holds that our human capacity for geometric vision is a gift of the divine feminine—energetic sources of wisdom conceptualised as a lineage of goddesses – which celebrates enduring values of order, proportion and connectivity.
Now more than 90 years on from Australia’s first IWD march, while making progress, I still believe we haven’t come far enough.
With the last 12 months seeing worldwide health, social, economic and political upheavals, we are in a space to reimagine and rebuild better systems and social structures with underlying tenets that serve women more for now and the future.
Globally there is a need to embrace the Divine Feminine within our shared consciousness – this stage of creation, birth, renewal, healing, restoration, acceptance, connection, oneness, receptivity, nurturing, growth, understanding, insight, empathy, compassion, love, and life. However, instead of this simply being a “moment” in history, how do we ensure these qualities remain and deeply permeate our economic, political and social decisions moving forward?
We need both males and females to embrace creation, intuition, community and advocate for change. Let’s unite and mobilise to advance gender equality sustainably into the future.
You all embody love, resilience, strength and beauty.
Geometric Inspired x
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