I guess this is a loud appreciation for women all over the world.

Here I would insert a long applause; the sort that makes you slightly uncomfortable after a while.

I never truly understood some of what the women of the Bible went through in their time, mainly because I hadn’t fully had a chance to delve into context. However I was recommended a book called ‘Lineage of Grace’ by Francine Rivers, and if you haven’t read it, and you like reading – read it and let it inspire you. If you have, let’s just all salute those beautiful women and the fight they went through. I can’t imagine facing the battles that they faced, I’m very grateful for this era I’m in and the length we have come, and yes there’s still work to be done but let’s not let that take away from the milestones we have achieved.

Malala Yousafzai symbol of women’s rights, daring to go to school and encouraging other women too, as a result, got shot. Queen Elizabeth II for taking such a responsibility at such a young age to lead countries and has done so greatly. Sappho for being the first published female writer. Mother Teresa who helped thousands of sick, starving and otherwise hurting people in her lifetime. Marie Curie a phenomenal female scientist who developed x-ray machines. Coco Chanel for bringing female fashion to a whole new level, these are just some of the awe-inspiring women that have gone before us.

And the list could go on, all these women made pathways and flung open doors for us to be able to live the way we are now.

Also to the women who have raised us, and haven’t given up, the ones that you could say are behind the scenes or behind closed curtains, Mothers, Aunties, Sisters, Grandmothers, Girlfriends, thank you for doing you.

Lastly to the men, who have fought alongside women to get to where we are, to opening your hearts to understand what it is we desire, for continuing to do so throughout the future and for loving us .

This is simply; a let us appreciate each other and the ones that support us, the fight we women face on a daily, the legacy that we get to walk in and be grateful in advance of the milestones we are about to achieve.

May we know them, may we be them.