International Women’s Day 2021

Today, Monday 8th March, is International Women’s Day. There is an excellent article by Alice Hall of the Daily Telegraph about the day. You can read it here. Alice Hall looks into the origins of the day, why there is such a need to campaign for women’s equality, how progress in this area has been set back by the pandemic and ways of marking International Women’s Day even in lockdown. I highly recommend her piece.

Women’s Rights Protest March Photo credit: McKinsey

I’d also like to point you to Tricia Cusden’s blog post published today here. Tricia is the founder of ‘Look Fabulous Forever’, a company providing make-up and skincare for women over 50 (also highly recommended by the way!). With the help of her customers and followers, who voted on the topic, she identified 60 women over 60 who were worthy of being celebrated. It makes for a very interesting list: there are inspiring women from many different areas of life.

‘Sixty over Sixty’ Image copyright: Look Fabulous Forever

Tricia also mentions the various women who have contributed to the free online programme (‘Tricia’s Super Troopers’) she introduced to help women through the long weeks of lockdown. As you can see, I was one of the speakers (my talk is here). There are many others and you can still get to hear the interviews with them or the talks they made on YouTube, for example Wendy Jackson-Hill talking about life in the Anglican ministry here and Jackie Trotman speaking about her sewing, quilting and embroidery here

Wherever you are in the world, I would like to wish you

Published by Amanda Jane Textiles

I am an artist, designer and maker living in Ramsgate, UK

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