International Women's Day 2018

Posted by: Nellie Laskow

I am constantly finding encouragement and strength from the women in my life and inspiration from those whom I follow. Working for a woman-owned and run business has also been a formative experience. Rebecca has always reminded me that an idea is always best shared with others and that lifting each other up will always lift you up as well. I hope I'll carry that wisdom with me for the rest of my life. 

This year we're sharing the ways in which we're celebrating International Women's Day. We hope you'll share with us how you're celebrating in the comments below.



Picking up Emma Gray's new book A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good

Last year for my birthday my husband donated to EMILY's List (which I hadn't even heard of yet!) so I'm doing so again today.

Going to dinner at Maison May, a French women-owned restaurant in Clinton Hill

Calling my best friend, Allison, who's birthday it is and who is one of the strongest, most supportive friends I have.



Reading The Rise, a recommendation from Holly Howard who always inspires me.

Calling my younger sister who always impresses me with her passion and drive to create change. She's a scientist, starting a full-time teaching job at St. Olaf this fall, and an amazing mom.

Making plans with my older sister, who is equally amazing. She runs the blog The Stripe and I'm so happy we live in the same city.



My mom and I are both reading In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri; a self-reflection of falling in love with the Italian language. We chose to read this book together because we both struggle to keep Spanish alive and vibrant in our family. Today I plan to finish this book.

Rewatch Losing Sight of Shore. A documentary about four brave women who set out to row across the Pacific Ocean. 

Write a letter to my 7-year-old niece in honor of this day. I want her to know I'm always here for her. 

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