As a woman-owned business, we take International Women’s Day to heart. This year’s theme for Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge – I think we all have had plenty of challenge lately… so give yourself credit for continuing to show up. It’s a lot!
This year, we’d like to take a moment to honor some ladies who came before (and one still with us, thank goodness!). Those who inspire us with their words, their work and their stories.
Katherine Delehaunty AKA Mom
“Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket”
– Katherine Delehaunty
My mom has always inspired me but how she shows up for her family and those she loves without losing her own identity.
“I myself used to do absurd things. Yes, I mean that. I had to have a laugh, and some of the things were absurd. But they could always be worn by an elegant woman; they did not negate her elegance.” – Elsa Schiparelli (referring to some of her designs)
Schiparelli’s styles are timeless, inspired by serendipity and “the impulse of the moment”
“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
– Frida Kahlo
Kahlo’s work and lifestyle has been an inpiration since she continued to work despite living with chronic pain. Tapping into the life flow can result in amazing things.
“You are the sky. Everything else…it’s just the weather” – Pema Chödrön
She reminds us to remain centered, and keep perspective, even when the weather’s bad. Attachment; it’s overrated.
“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” – Harriet Tubman, Suffrage Convention, NY, 1896
Tubman is great inspiration to fight for what’s right, no matter the risk, and bring others along with you. Keep your eye fixed on the North Star.
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it” – Amelia Earhart
I mean she’s simply fearless – what an inspiration! Plus this quote is simple, perfect and true.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG paved the way for women in so many ways. She is an inspiration to be the first and a fighter.