International Women’s Day : The Round Up
Yesterday marked the 118th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to the celebration of women everywhere, how far we’ve come and sadly, how far we have to go.
There seemed to be a notable increase in support this year, with many galvanised by the success of the recent Time’s Up movement which swept across the globe at the beginning of the year. News outlets, social media and celebrities alike joined in, championing and celebrating the successes of empowered women everywhere, supporting the mood of the moment that suggests real change is in the air.
At Mio HQ we found the widespread coverage and celebration of International Women’s Day to be nothing short of inspiring, confirming just how powerful, inspirational and amazing women really are, so to help spread the good vibrations, we’ve collated some of our favourite images from the day which left us feeling empowered and excited by the impactful, incredible work that’s happening!
“…We must democratise all areas of life, as is the concrete task of every revolutionary. It is, at the same time, the task of all conscientious human beings” – Zilan⠀ ⠀ See @sonjahamad’s portraits of the Kurdish women taking on Isis for some revolutionary #InternationalWomensDay inspiration today. ⠀ ⠀ ? @sonjahamad⠀ Text @lex_mana
Dazed Magazine gets political and draws attention to the worthy plight of the incredibly strong Kurdish women fighting for freedom against ISIS.
“When a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou ——— 14 years of age and I'm growing up in a world full of powerful women. I look up to these women and many more for standing up for their rights, inspiring other girls/women and being themselves; showing not only the world, but society that you can be whoever you want. Some of these women I have had the honor of meeting and some I have not.. but in my daily life I thank my mum, sister, and nan❤️ #internationalwomensday
The teen icon and actress Millie Bobby Brown highlights some of the women who inspire her every day. At just 14 years old, she’s educating the legion of young women who follow her on the her-story of years gone by.
For #InternationalWomensDay, we teamed up with @michelleobama and the @obamafoundation to facilitate a Q&A between Mrs. Obama and four young women from Nepal, Ghana, Guatemala and Chicago. With this project, we're hoping to shine a light on the vitally important issue of empowering ???????? around the world so they can reach their full potential through education— and in turn, support their families, communities, and countries. Design: @alex_marino
Michelle Obama, former First Lady, lawyer and advocate for women’s rights teams up with Refinery29 to discuss the incredible work she is doing through the Obama foundation to empower and advance women across the world.
Galdemzine takes a look at some of the forgotten figures who pioneered the advancement of Women’s rights in Britain including Sophia Duleep Singh. They also nod to the incredible Frida Kahlo exhibition currently showing at the V&A which is definitely worth a visit!
On International Women's Day, 10 models — from iconic supers to the new generation — discuss what it means to be a woman in the fashion industry, in a video directed by @inezandvinoodh. Cameron Russell, Adwoa Aboah, Dara Allen, Christy Turlington, Anja Rubik, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Teddy Quinlivan, Paloma Elsesser, Liya Kebede and Doutzen Kroes champion their passions, causes, fights and beliefs. Link in bio. @alastairmckimm @cameronrussell @adwoaaboah @dara._ @cturlington @anja_rubik @hannegabysees @teddy_quinlivan @palomija @liyakebede @doutzen.
ID Magazine talks to some of the fiercest models of the moment and talks being female in fashion. Expect inspiring words from the likes of Adwoa Aboah and Doutzen.
We hope you found as much motivation and inspiration in the solidarity that was shown on International Women’s Day as we did.
Empowered women empower women.