We’ve been celebrating women leaders, achievers, artists, and visionaries in honor of Women’s History Month all month long. But just because March is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean the recognition needs to. As we mentioned in our first post of this series, women have always been a part of history. Whether thousands of years ago or the history being made today, women are part of the story, and we must continue to work towards a day where equality isn’t just the norm – it’s the standard.
So what does that look like?
There are many ways to continue supporting Women’s History Month beyond March that will positively impact both on a large scale and closer to home.
- Money Talks. Be intentional with your dollars and support women-owned businesses. Not sure where to start? Check out Yelp reviews; they have an identifying marker on any company known to be women-owned. You can also use this site to locate hundreds of businesses owned and operated by Black Women.
- Consume Art by Women. Watch movies, read books, appreciate sculpture, purchase a painting, or listen to music created by the hands of women. Here are some of our favorites.
- Support Anti-Trafficking Organizations. Did you know approximately 4 million people are trafficked each year globally, and 99% of those victims are women and girls? People like those at Project Rescue are working hard to end this modern-day and largely overlooked form of slavery.
- Join the Big Sisters Mentor Program. What better way to lift up the future leaders of tomorrow than by helping a young girl discover her potential.
- Donate to the Cause. Malcolm X said, “The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman.” But thankfully, there are a lot of wonderful organizations and non-profits that are explicitly dedicated to the needs of Black women in the U.S. From better maternal health care (Black Mamas Matter Alliance), mental health support (Black Girls Smile Inc.), and social change (Girls for Change), there are plenty of ways you can get involved.
What about you?
How will you continue to support, celebrate, and honor the women in your life?