Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach celebrate Women’s History Month.
The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
Throughout 2023, the NWHA will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.
From the earliest storytellers through pioneering journalists, our experiences have been captured by a wide variety of artists and teachers. These include authors, songwriters, scholars, playwrights, performers, and grandmothers throughout time. Women have long been instrumental in passing on our heritage in word and in print to communicate the lessons of those who came before us. Women’s stories, and the larger human story, expand our understanding and strengthen our connections with each other.
As in previous years, the Alliance, which is centered in Santa Rosa, California, will encourage local communities throughout the country to use the year’s theme to guide their own celebrations. The NWHA will popularize national efforts through on-line celebrations, a special magazine and thematic products that recognize and honor these brave, accomplished and influential women who told – and continue to tell – our stories. Today and over the years ahead, their dedication and shared desire to give voice to the voiceless are critical to keeping us informed, entertained and aware.” (source: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2023-theme/)
One of the women I most admire is Maya Angelou, and so I would like to offer a few quotes from her here:
“Nothing can dim the light that shines within.”
“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
and just one more…
“Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
Another woman I most admire is my grandmother who almost made it to 100 with her amazing sense of humor and her ability to adapt. She used to say to me if I was upset or stressing about something or someone, “Don’t take yourself too seriously…no one else does.” And, if I asked what was for dinner when we were at her house, she would reply, “It’s good. You’ll love it.”
Who is a woman you admire? And why? If you email me at email@example.com this month, I will post it.
Until then, be well, stay safe and never forget to smile!
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