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Blog: 98 Celebrating women who’ve inspired us all

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

8th March 2023 was International Women’s Day – so come on girls lets celebrate us being the female troopers that we are and have always had to be, when men used to run the show - not as good as women can hey!

Here are some women that I think all of us women should say and feel girl power (as the Spice Girls would have said) to!

It’s officially a day that the British government says is a day that recognises and celebrates the achievements of women.

I think we naturally achieve a lot having to put up with having periods each month and men/other women perving on us most of the time, being pregnant, giving birth - often painful I hear and possibly getting breast cancer, plus when breasts develop it's painful.

You can read all about IWD here:

But I’d like to tell you what the main points of the day are:

  • celebrate women's achievements

  • educate and awareness raise for women's equality

  • call for positive change advancing women

  • lobby for accelerated gender parity

  • fundraise for female-focused charities

The theme for this year's International Women's Day was 'Embrace Equity'. The theme focuses on a gender-equal world that is free from bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

We all have personally chosen women that we look up here are mine, which might inspire you to think about and choose yours:

1st - the 1st woman to thank and love is of course my mum Janette McEwan She has always taught me to go for what I want by working hard in a fair way for all concerned – not to give up no matter what blocks there seem to be in the way, how to choose fun and to choose kind people to hang out with, how to choose the right man for my personal life and how to look after myself physically and mentally. A huge thank you mum! x

2nd Kylie Minogue I’ve met her, she’s a beautiful person inside and out and she fought and beat breast cancer - phew!

3rd Margret Thatcher – she was a revolutionary figure who transformed Britain’s stagnant economy, tamed the unions and re-established the country as a world power.


4th Michelle Obama – She was a 1st lady with a sense of humour who stood for POTUS & she loves animals – who can’t respect her.

5th Princess Diana – she was a women who did lots for charities, so people struggling in life – even though she could have just lived it up being part of the royal family. She was a great mum who was cheated on, so she had to put up with a lot, but most of us respected her for being such a tough pleasant cookie.

6th Jane Austen –she wrote page turner books in the 18th century, when women didn’t do that kind of thing. She wrote classics like Pride & Prejudice and Sense & sensibility that most of us have read and love.

7th Mary – Jesus’s mum – where would all of us be without Jesus coming to Earth to save us in life or death situations? If you know about my accident, I was in a coma for 7 months, doctors had given up on me, Jesus got me out of my coma and got me home again.

If you want to join in the celebration for how great, useful and fun women have been through the ages - choose yours and thank God for letting them be or have been alive.

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