The Future is Female

International Women’s Day falls on March 8, and it is a holiday that bouys me.  In March last year, we chose #thefutureisfemale as our theme, and here we are in the future.  How far we’ve come!  How far we have yet to go.

I will confess to being utterly cynical about #metoo when it began to make the rounds, and I thought, of course “me too.”  Me and almost every woman I know, too.  I never would have predicted the changes and impact that the movement has wrought.  How far we’ve come!  How far we have yet to go.

Hope about progress and the recognition that there is still so much work left to be done will be the poles I navigate this month.  I will be looking at two women’s take on race and feminism, I’ll be reporting from a seminar on vaginal health, I’ll be looking at female pioneers in green living, and I’ll be looking back at a female pioneer in bartending.

In the mean time, have a look back at some highlights of Plenty’s feminist offerings from last year:

Maria Hupfield and her work on art and maternal inheritance.

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

How to be an agent of social change at work with Milisa Burns.

An interview with a divorce doula.

An interview with Science Sam on girls and women in the sciences and social media.

It was one of my favourite months, it is one of my favourite topics, and I am so excited to revisit the hope and promise of #thefutureisfemale.

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