Links I love v. 8

Happy International Women’s Day!

To all the females in the world,  you rock! Let’s celebrate! I have curated some links especially for the occasion.

First off, check out this speech by Lupita Nyong’o about self-love and beauty at the Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

Lupita’s Oscar speech for Best Supoorting Actress in 12 Years a Slave was beautiful too.

Canadian men's hockey player

Two-time Olypic gold medal winner Shannon Szabados has become the first female to join the Southern Pacific Hockey League. Sounds pretty badass to me!

Wazhma Frogh, who received the International Woman of Courage award in 2009 for her women’s rights activism in Afghanistan talks about the state of women’s rights in the country in this AP story.

Reuters photographers took photos of mothers and daughters around the world, asking them about their profession, education and goals. The resulting series is very interesting.

Why are you happy to be a woman? That’s the question over on the Manrepeller blog today. Join the conversation with me there.

Also, I thought I would plug my favorite charity on this special day. Perhaps you already give, but I thought I would just let you know about an organization that helps communities around the globe. I’m talking about World Vision. The Christian organization aids in education, health, economic development and disaster relief, to name a few areas.

Oh and just in case you’re curious about who started this day any way, here are one, two, three handy-dandy links about it.

2 thoughts on “Links I love v. 8

  1. Happy Belated Women’s Day – I’m happy to be a woman because without us the human race would cease to exist :P And without us society would be a drab of a place! Happy Monday Erin! -Iva

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