- International Women's Day and Tea
“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
The world celebrates “Women” on March, 8 - The International Women’s Day. The power, inspiration and enigma of women is meant to be celebrated every day. We often echo - Evolution of Man - but women play a critical role in the metamorphosis of the world order from ancient Greek history to modern-day innovations - women have been, and continue to play significant roles in every aspect of progress in the world.
Empowering, Inspiring Women Throughout History
400 BC Greece
Agnodice acknowledged as the first female gynecologist.
Sister Sor Juana Inés de la Crux was an established writer who defended the right to education for women.
Anna Filosofova, a Russian philanthropist co-founded a community to help and support poor women with education, work, and housing.
1893 New Zealand
Kate Sheppard was a renowned suffragist was instrumental in leading and acquiring the grant for women’s right to vote in 1893.
Raicho Hiratsuka was a celebrated political activist, writer, editor, co-founder of Japan's literary journal - Seito, operated and managed by women only.
A pioneer in Egypt’s women’s rights movement - Doria Shafik worked towards the pavement of women’s right to vote in the country in 1956.
1951 United Kingdom
Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist, accredited to discover the double-helix structure of our DNA through X-RAY diffraction.
Rigoberta Menchú is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, campaigner for ethnographies-cultural reconciliation, social justice of the rights of indigenous people during the Civil War of Guatemala.
Billie Jean King - Queen and champion of tennis, social change activist - was the power behind the introduction of pay equality in the US Open tournament in 1973.
Unity Dow was the first female High Court judge of Botswana and the defining force behind the case that allowed the San people of Botswana to remigrate to the ancestral motherland.
Vandana Shiva is a stalwart activist and environmentalist. She established Navdanya in the early 90s in India for the conservation of crops and eco-diversity education amongst farmers and the empowerment of women.
Ruvimbo Tsopodzi and Loveness Mudzuru were former child brides who created history in the year 2016 by taking the Zimbabwean government to court and invalidating the practice of child marriage in the country.
Let’s celebrate the strong personalities whose existence in the world proves the force of nature - who are unchallengeable, persistent and mighty beings - with an alleviating, tranquil cup of tea.
Women are the embodiment of persistence, patience, and perseverance. They play life’s vital roles that create the best in mankind - from being a mother, wife, sister, girlfriend, daughter to a best-friend - a woman molds herself to deliver the best in the person present in her life. While multitasking is their second nature, it is critical to ensure their health and well-being.
We should dedicate this Women’s Day to the health, wellbeing and nurturing of the women in your life. Ensuring her good health means guaranteeing a flourishing future!
“A woman is like a teabag - You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt