Women’s History Month is a great time to celebrate the women in your life! But it’s also the perfect time to educate yourself on the origins of Women’s History Month and learn what you can be doing now to support women everywhere.
To kick off Women’s History Month we asked Social Justice Consultant, Speaker and Coach, Dr. Victoria Farris to take over our Instagram to discuss the origin of Women’s History Month, why Black women have often been left out of the discussion in the past, and exactly how you can celebrate and lift up a woman in your life.
Read on for some of the topics that Victoria shared with us and our community:
- Women’s History Month actually started as International Women’s day and then in the 1980s, March officially became Women’s History Month.
- Historically, Women’s History Month has really been centered on and lifted up the history and stories of cis-gender white women, which leaves out a lot of important history when we think about Women’s history.
- We need to be sure we’re centering the stories of women across race identity and across gender identity to really build and expand the celebration of Women’s History.
- We can hold multiple truths at once, we can honor and celebrate extraordinary women and acknowledge the ways they have also caused harm.
If you want to learn more about Women’s History Month, we saved the takeover in our Women’s History Month highlight that you can find here. Make sure you follow us here to join in on the conversation throughout the month of March and follow Dr. Victoria Farris here to always stay up on education!