Honestly before now, Women’s day was just another public holiday in my books.
It is only as I have “matured” and undertaken the task of studying, specifically anthropology, this late in life that I realise that I have not taken the time to acknowledge why we have a day specifically dedicated to being a woman, especially here in South Africa.
I am a lucky woman
I am lucky, I have been born into a time where I have a right to vote and the opportunity to study and be anything I want to be. A privilege still denied to many.
A mom to future women
As a mom, I hope to let my girls know that the sky isn’t even the limit. That they can be whatever they want to be and that they have a right. In our last conversation, my eldest was going to be an astronaut who does hair. And that is awesome! I was proud. Well only until she told me there would be no space in the rocket ship for me, but she was quick to quip that she still loves me.
Why is it important to me now?
Being independent and being self-sufficient have become a priority for me as a mom, because these are traits I want my daughters to learn. I want them to know and realise their worth and to acknowledge the amazingly brave women who have fought and the women who still fight for equality in different countries.
I want a different fairy tale for my girls and one where they enjoy being a woman unashamedly in whichever way they want.
Womens Month in August
My girls will be hanging out with Dad before the rugby final and I get to have a few hours hanging out with my girlfriend being girly as we listen to wonderful speakers throughout the day on the pool deck, sipping on something gorgeous from the Wine and Champagne Bar. And when not listening to a speaker I plan to do some shopping. T
If you aren’t lucky enough to win you can book tickets to the expo here: Book Tickets
“To all you beautiful strong women – know deep down that you can achieve greatness – it just surround yourself with the right people”