International Women's Day was always extremely important to my mother. She believed all people were to be treated equally, no matter what. She never believed there was a weaker sex. Hmmm. She also liked being in charge.
This is for Mum.
But it is also for all women.
Even if you are imprisoned, victimised, over-worked, bashed, discriminated against, ignored, politicised, or enslaved in any way somewhere deep inside you is a remnant of the power you were born with. Just find it, even though it may be faded and small. Find your power.
Your own power may not be the same as that of Angela Merkel or Lv Zhi, Clara Schumann or Anne Frank, Virginia Woolf or Oprah Winfrey, but you do have power. Those women were not super-wonderful at everything. You might simply have the power of endurance or the power to think cohesive thoughts. Find it. You are alive for a reason and you are valuable.