I love this time of year. Spring is on the horizon and the sun begins to shine a little bit longer as many of us shrug off the chill and layers of winter.
March is such a perfect time to celebrate women as the very name suggests forward movement. While popular historical tales tend to focus on great or infamous men, we all know there were plenty of the same to be found in the female counterparts.
When I was a kid in school, I always rolled my eyes at any type of “history month” because I felt like we talked about the same people over and over and over. Stories about women like Amelia Earhart and Madam C.J. Walker were far and few between. That, and they seemed so very far away.
I wanted to know who was making noise now? Who was someone disrupting something somewhere this second?
I respect tradition and I believe it’s important that we honor those women who have come before us who have paved the roads that we now travel so freely. I’m thankful for the storytellers who are gifted at sharing those narratives — whether through news articles or biographies, museum curation or screenplays.
Lioness is doing its part to feature women who are making history in the here and now. Day in and day out, we feature women who are attempting to disrupt the world with their inventions. Some succeed, some fail, all are completely badass and a strong link in a long chain of women who have chosen to do it their way.
Women who live in Canada, Nigeria, Mexico, England … a tapestry of cultures, races and customs bonded together by sisterhood and entrepreneurship.
As we embark on Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), let’s remember to not only salute the women who are behind us but the ones beside us as well.
Until next time …
Rock your day,