If you didn’t already know, March is Women’s History Month! We think it’s super important to celebrate the hard work and achievements women have made throughout history, and and while we personally try to do this year-round, we think this month is the perfect opportunity to go ALL OUT. It’s not all about the women who’ve come before us – it’s also about celebrating the women we are surrounded by in every day life.
Here are 9 ways to be advocates for our fellow women throughout the month… or year… or lifetime (plus one cheeky bonus idea):
JOIN A BIG SIS/LITTLE SIS PROGRAM
You’ve heard the saying that it takes a village. Well not all little girls are lucky enough to have a village of support. By being a big sis to someone, you have the opportunity to mentor, guide, and give support to a gal who may not get those things from anyone else. Plus, she may just teach you a little something, too!
VOLUNTEER AT A RETIREMENT HOME
On the opposite end of that spectrum – volunteer at a retirement home and spend some time with women of an older generation. We have so much to learn from those who’ve come before us. Listen carefully, take notes, and get ready to finish what they started so long ago.
Put your money where your mouth is! Shop at local, women-owned businesses to support your fellow entrepreneurial babes. Also, check out these brands we’re obsessed with.
JOIN AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM TOWN HALL
Never heard of it? Intersectional feminism town halls are safe spaces for women of all backgrounds to get together, discuss issues, and take action when necessary. It’s a place to learn from others, tell your own stories and struggles, and meet other likeminded women. No town hall in your city? Check out this guide for starting one yourself.
JOIN IN ON THE WOMEN’S MARCH’S 100 DAYS OF ACTION
We’ve all been inspired by the show of support and unity at the Women’s March in January. Don’t let that momentum stop! Check out the 100 Days of Action and see how you can get involved.
JAM OUT TO YOUR FAVE GIRL POWER SONGS
Take a minute for yourself and dance like nobody’s watching! Better yet – jam out with your vinas. It’s the ultimate release and will get you feelin’ strong and empowered. Try this playlist for some major girl power inspo.
DONATE TIME/MONEY TO A CAUSE THAT SUPPORTS WOMEN
Need a place to start? Check out this list.
READ, READ, READ
Read your fave feminist news publication. Read the right-wing news, read left-wing news. Read a book by your favorite woman author. Read one of your diary entries from 10 years ago. Just don’t stop reading.
FIND A GIRL GANG
Best way to feel empowered and supported? Build up your community. We’re obviously fans of using Hey! VINA to meet your new girl gang or supplement your existing one with more cool vinas!
These are just a few ideas for kickstarting your women’s empowerment season! Need more ideas? We were super inspired by this list.
(Feature image via Refinery29)