Thursday, March 8, 2012


Happy International Women's Day! :) 
In honor of all the important women in my life at home (Mom, Caitlyn, Ashley, Meghan, Maria, Jayanni, all of Gamma Sig and WCC!), for those of you here in Cairo (Angela, Dina, Kate, and Acom), and many more...

I wanted to share one of my favorite poems from Nikki Giovanni. 


she wanted to be a blade
of grass amid the fields
but he wouldn't agree
to be the dandelion

she wanted to be a robin singing
through the leaves
but he refused to be
her tree

she spun herself into a web
and looking for a place to rest
turned to him
but he stood straight
declining to be her corner

she tried to be a book
but he wouldn't read

she turned herself into a bulb
but he wouldn't let her grow

she decided to become
a woman
and though he still refused
to be a man
she decided it was all

OH! And for those of you who are curious why Women's Day is celebrated...
"It all started with an international conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark way back in 1910 where the need for International Women's Day was first felt. Subsequently, the United Nation General Assembly also came to a conclusion that a day be kept especially to honor women all across the world. Women Day's celebrates the achievements of women and ensures continuance of efforts towards reforms for betterment of the feminist class. It wouldn't be wrong to conclude that Womens Day is about ensuring a society in which diversity, tolerance, safety, social justice and equality between women and men is a given. A celebration of what women have achieved, can achieve and are pursuing."

AND just have a look at how women in Cairo celebrated Women's Day!
Women's Day March in Cairo!

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