Saturday, March 8, 2008

Happy International Women's Day, Ladies!

Women of the world,

Happy International Women's Day!

If you're not employed by PWCL, you most likely had to work yesterday and/or today. We, however, get the days off to honor ourselves for being the lovely women that we are, and can I say, what a great work holiday to have.

Yesterday I managed to pencil in a bubble bath and I met some of my favorite women for happy hour. I hope that every self-identified woman has had a chance to honor herself and other women in her life over the past two days.

I have a message for the women of PWCL: I want to say thank you for being amazing, strong, intelligent advocates and activists. Whether you work in direct service or behind the scenes, I hope you know how important your work as women continues to be in this world.

Okay, that's all getting a little too sappy for me. I'll go out with a quote:

"People think, at the end of the day, that a man is the only answer to fulfillment. Actually, a job is better for me." - Princess Diana

Oh, so true.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

Thanks for this post, Kelsey. It is so important to take care of ourselves. Unfortunately women tend to do it far too infrequently. I recently blogged about self-care as well, actually. It was just a random Tuesday night and I hadn't been planning to, but the opportunity arose to have the apartment all to myself (roommie was off hanging out with some mutual friends). So, there I sat, tucked into a warm corner of our womb shaped couch with a glass of vino, some dinner I'd cooked for myself and a good book. Ah, bliss! :)

By the way, thank you Katie for your help yesterday with the Women's Words room. Did you get a chance to hear Ariel Gore speak? She was so awesome and inspiring!