Today is International Women’s Day.
So I’d like to take a moment to share a little about the women I admire.
Not the usual luminaries from the worlds of business or politics or the arts or history … but everyday women in my life.
Like the transgender women who bravely walk into my shop in search of longer sized shoes and acceptance … of which they find both.
Like the women I know who are sick and fighting like crazy to retain their identity, dignity and hopefulness beyond, and in spite of, an insidious disease.
Like the women I’m proud to call my friends who are kind and smart and funny and make the world a better place.
Like my darling goddaughter, only 11 but kind beyond her years, who is once again saving her pocket money so she can donate to “help the poor women in Africa”.
Like those same poor women, who may not have much money by our standards as they live their lives in rural Malawi, but who, after being empowered with small loans by MicroLoan Foundation Australia, are able to build successful businesses and give back to their communities.
And finally like my darling mum who has always been my role model and my rock … she’s both strong as steel and forever loving, positive and kind.
Happy International Women’s Day to all these amazing women, to you, and all the amazing women you know, too!
Until next time
Carol & CCx
PS. I’m delighted to double my donations to MicroLoan Foundation Australia on every pair of shoes sold in-store or online today until Sunday midnight in honour of International Women’s Day.