Rock your crown this International Women’s Day March 7, 2021
Happy International Women’s Day, my lovelies!
Connecting with my Urban Queen community has shown me time and time again that there are so many women out there fighting hard everyday. Fighting for equality, fighting to be heard, fighting to just stay afloat and be a shining example to our kids. Each and every person has so much strength and we’re always giving to others. But we sometimes forget to nourish ourselves.
Well, to all you wonderful women out there – today is your day! Let’s celebrate our strength and beauty (inside and out). Let’s give thanks to ourselves and know that we are appreciated. Let’s recognise that we are all different, bringing with us unique qualities, perspectives and skills. But rejoice that we’re also united in our love, joy and compassion for the world. No matter how small or tired or scared we may feel sometimes, let’s celebrate that we are Queens!
The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. This is, of course, so near and dear to my heart. While obviously not exclusive to women, I truly believe that ‘feminine’ qualities and ‘soft’ skills gave women leaders the edge in the fight against the pandemic. Qualities like empathy and compassion, and skills like communication and teamwork, allowed leaders to put truth and health before ego and wealth. These are some of the superpowers we all need to embrace, to build a stronger, safer and more equal world post-COVID.
The Urban Queen’s crown is a symbol of our power. The crown reminds us to embrace our inner royalty and let our inner strengths guide us forward. We need to draw on that inner strength because the journey towards fighting for equality, or fulfilling our dreams and living with purpose, isn’t always easy. Sometimes there are slips and bumps along the way. Societal pressures, personal hardships, or just negative emotions (ie. bad hair days!) can make our crown slip.
So, while we celebrate how far we’ve come this International Women’s Day, let’s also take a moment to check in with ourselves. Are we feeling our true selves today? Are we rocking that crown? Take a moment to really be with yourself and fill yourself up with self-love. Because, girl – you deserve it!