Breaking the Bias
As part of International Women’s Day this year Merewyn thought she’d share with you, two of her inspirations.
The first is my own funny onion, who has made me more aware than ever, how important it is to #breakthebias
The responsibility of being a mum of a daughter rests heavily on my shoulders.
I am adamant that she she doesn’t get pigeonholed with gender specific labels.
However to spite me, she has always loved pink and tended to gravitate to girly things.
But all I can do as a Mum is to empower her, give opportunities and remove barriers, while (attempting) to be a good role model.
The second inspiration I would like to share with you is my own role model, my mum.
I feel so fortunate to have had such a powerful force and determined women as a mum.
She turned the home gender roles on their head, so much so that I was maybe ignorant to the huge inequalities and obstacles women have and do still currently face (tbf my Dad is pretty awesome too and shared the duties without complaint or umbridge – quite rightly).
It’s such a shame the two were never able to meet, as they’re both positive powerful forces in my life.
There are hundreds of other women that I praise, admire and am grateful for the path they have taken, improving the life and opportunities of so many.
Challenge the status quo, break the bias and make it equal and fair for all people.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.
For more information please visit – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
This year the theme is Break the bias and on the website it says “Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.”
What will you do to #BreaktheBias?