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Happy Women’s Day!

on March 8, 2012

Today is International Women’s Day! (Let’s call it IWD.) So happy Women’s Day to all of you women out there! Today’s post celebrates us 🙂

Ray’s Playlist for IWD:

Lies of the Beautiful People (Acoustic) by Sixx A.M.

Betty by Brooke Fraser

Beautiful by Group 1 Crew

More Beautiful You by Jonny Diaz

Video by India Arie

The Definition of Me by Mandisa

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woman's day (Photo credit: shioshvili) I take no credit!!

Put Your Records On by Corrine Bailey

Ladies by Andy Grammer

Freckles by Natasha Bedingfield

Just Fine by Mary J. Blige

Free by Ginny Owens

Free to Be Me by Francesca Battistelli

Alright! Now that I’ve posted a sizable playlist (and to think, there are many, many more songs out there!) Here are some fun facts.

1.  The first female president (Liberia) was Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

2. Women were given the right to vote in 1920 (19th amendment)

3. The first woman in space was Valentina Tereshkova

4. International Women’s Day started in 1909

5. The first country to grant women the right to vote was New Zealand in 1893

Here is a part of Toby Mac’s, Irene

”   Irene I carried you when you were too weak to walk
I took to you when you gave your heart to God
Faithful and true, that’s what I’ll always be to you
Believe in you, believe in Me and these mountains have to move
You have dreams and aspirations
I knew you before creation
Your foundation’s solid
I will give you a palace, restore your soul
You’ll be up for any challenge
Many storms are on the way better sharpen your faith
Count the cost, take up your cross
And wear it every day
Rest in Me and I will give you strength
Blessed is she, Irene who seeks my face ”

And remember…

“Women are always beautiful.” – Ville Valo

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Happy International Women’s Day! 🙂

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6 responses to “Happy Women’s Day!

  1. saymber says:

    Very timely post in light of so many seemingly trying to take womens rights back to cave man times! Thank you!

  2. EllaDee says:

    IWD is my favourite. Good post. 🙂

  3. granbee says:

    Such a glorious celebration of International Women’s Day! Beautiful poem, informative list of facts about a few female markers in history! Thank you for such a great way of celebrating here!

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