Today is a very important day for all of our Roo Girls: It's International Women's Day! In case you've never heard of it before, it's all about celebrating us: women! Many argue that the world is still an unequal place, and Women's Day seeks to bring a greater awareness of women's equality. Each year there is a new them, and this year's International Women's Day 2015 theme is "Make It Happen." This means that while International Women's Day is great because it brings awareness to an important cause, awareness simply isn't enough. We must actively make the changes necessary to bring gender equality into the world.
Since our main goal at Rissy Roo's is to help make each girl feel as beautiful as they are, we wanted to give our Roo Girls a little inspirational quote for today! There are so many powerful women out there that we should look up to and be inspired by, and one of those women that we're a big fan of at Rissy Roo's is Oprah Winfrey. She's made an empire around inspiring, educating, and empowering women, so she is definitely a women that should be looked up to. So, below is one of her famous quotes that every women should keep in mind every day:
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."
So, think like a queen, not only today, but every single day! Even though gender equality may still need to be worked on, being a women is something to be proud of, so hold your head high every single day!
If you want to learn more about International Women's Day, make sure to check out their website at InternationalWomensDay.com. There, you can learn about the cause and how to you can start promoting change in the world. There's also been a lot of support for International Women's Day from other companies and sites this year, so be on the look-out. One of our favorites are YouTube's #DearMe campaign, which you can watch below. It's all about what advice you would have given your younger self. You can even GIF your own #DearMe message at: http://youtubedearme.com.
So, we'll end with a important quote from the YouTube #DearMe video:
"Don't let anybody else try to bring you down or make you second guess yourself."
Work towards being a strong woman, today and every day, and be proud of yourself no matter what! And, teach the other women around you to be just as proud of themselves! Happy International Women's Day from everyone at Rissy Roo's!