In light of International Women’s Day, the Sassy team dishes on what they love about being women and who inspires them the most.
Ladies of the world, Happy International Women’s Day! Need we say more? You, you, you and you are amazing. We all do so much every goddamn day and it’s rare that we congratulate ourselves for being bloody great. In fact, being a woman is so great that we just had to share with you the reasons why we rock at it and who inspires us the most. To celebrate this momentous day in history, the Sassy team got together to share with you why we think we’re friggin’ awesome as women. If you want in on all this positivity, tell us why you love being you in the comments below!
I love being a woman as I’m so grateful for the fact that I can be a mother to my children. The relationship and bond is so special to me, even if they drive me nuts a lot of the time! The woman that inspires me the most is Jenny Bowen who founded the charitable organisation Half the Sky. I read “Wish You Happy Forever” last summer, and was just in total awe of this woman‘s achievements and how she has truly lived her life for others, believing and fighting for what she believes in, exploring every avenue to achieve her goals.
Being a woman is unequivocally awesome because apart from all the fun stuff we get to do (dressing up, putting on makeup, indulge in juicy gossip, making life, yes you get the drift),there’s a power and sense of being that comes with striving to be the best versions of ourselves. We’re kick*ss as wives, sisters and mothers, friends and shining rockstars in our careers because we manage and multi-task efficiently. We’re doers, that’s what we are. I’m very lucky to be surrounded by amazing women and am in love with most of them because they’re inspiring, talented and beautiful souls with big hearts. I find many admirable but no one comes close to mummy dearest. Her ability to feel and care for others despite her own pain, and her enormous heart that can give love to the whole world if her life depended on it never fails to amaze me.
Apart from the obvious upsides of girly sleepovers, makeup and the ability to grow life, I love being a woman because of how inclusive we are. I embrace being emotional! Yes I cry at the slightest hint of The Notebook, but when a friend is in need, we girls can be there for each other in a heartbeat! We can multi-task like it’s nobody’s business, so we can be darn good mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and friends all at once. I’ve been very lucky to grow up surrounded by many strong women, but my mother is definitely the most inspirational, selfless and compassionate person I know – just writing this is bringing tears to my eyes! (Pull yourself together, Anj).
I am so grateful to be a woman in the 21st century! In the past, decisions around working and careers for women and or having a family, was one or the other. Thanks to the digital world we now live in – flexible options allow women to have the best of both worlds. I never miss a swimming gala or a football match, I’m on the school parents committee and have been a class mum for the last 3 years – yet at the same time I work and love my sales and marketing career and consultancy I have set up! It should never have been any other way! I read this last week and was so inspired – such an amazing lady.
I am going to be very British about this and vote for Margaret Thatcher – huge admiration for what she achieved during her life and political career and the legacy she left behind. What I love most about being a woman…I like the ability to put on so many different hats all in one day – business woman, girly girl, mother and lover!
I love the friendships I have with other women. Women tend to be able to discuss just about anything with their friends – something that men don’t seem to be able to do so freely. They’re missing out! I find Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year and Domestic Violence Campaigner very inspiring. Her strength and grace are astonishing. Also, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is pretty amazing.
I love being a woman because it just seems like there’s nothing we can’t do! Taking on the role of mother, wife, friend and breadwinner all at once sounds hefty from the get-go, but most of us do it anyway, and never complain. I’m glad that I’ve reached an age where I’ve learned well to treasure my relationships with my other half, my closest friends and of course, my family…most men just aren’t emotional like that, am I right? I’m surrounded by so many inspiring ladies so it’s difficult to pinpoint just one, but my mother definitely takes the cake for Most Inspiring Woman in my books. She cooks, bakes, groomed my siblings and I to be the people we are today and holds the family together…what would I be without her!