“Where there is a woman, there is magic” - Ntozake Shange
For this year's International Women’s Day, we spent the week celebrating and highlighting the work and voices of strong and independent female leaders in the fields of activism, body positivity, mental health and business.
Meet Naomi. This passionate speaker and mental health awareness advocate wants to help get you to a place where you thrive personally, professionally and emotionally. She wants you to celebrate your body and acknowledge it for all that it does and provide. But most importantly, she wants you to live your life to the fullest.
It has been a journey full of twists and turns and one that hasn’t always been easy, but Naomi shares with us what sparked her interest in mindfulness and how it has changed her life for the better. As she navigated this new path she realised that she could use her voice to change the narrative around mental health and speak to those who may have not felt heard in the past. This video is about how important it is for women to be supporting women and even if you don’t personally suffer from mental health issues, there is always something you can do to help others. A truly inspiring video that we hope inspires you to thrive instead of just survive.
Meet Khadija Gbla. A beyond inspiring African Australian woman who rose above discrimination, ageism, racism and sexism from a young age to become a human rights activist and the voice behind denouncing the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
If you haven’t watched Khadija’s inspiring yet heartbreaking TED Talk , please put it on your list. Female Genital Mutilation is something most of us may not have even heard of, but unfortunately for Khadija, it’s something she was faced with at a young age. Growing up between two very different cultures, Khadija explains why it’s so important that she uses her voice to stop a practice that is still happening to so many girls and women around the world.
Meet Hester. A truly vibrant mother, celebrant, podcaster and advocate who wants everyone to share and give more love in this world. She is passionate about intersectional feminism and igniting a fire within people to stand up for what they believe in because that is the most powerful gift of all.
In this video, Hester explains why it’s important to "hand a mic to those who are spoken about but rarely spoken to” and why gender equality needs to be at the forefront of people’s minds. She delves into what and who has inspired her and reveals the values she will be teaching her children, so they too can continue being part of the change we all want to see.
Using International Women’s Day as a catalyst, we wanted to show our followers that it’s important we use our voices as females to stand up for what we believe in because everyone deserves to be heard.