Every year in March, the country celebrates Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to looking back to appreciate the hard work, struggles, and triumphs of women throughout history, as well as working to make the world of tomorrow a better place to be a woman. Since 1987, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month, and in 2023 there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate! Here are just a few.
Learn About Amazing Women
History is full of women who did incredible things and lived remarkable lives, and Women’s History Month provides the perfect excuse to learn about some of them! There are women in the history of every field and every walk of life, so whatever your interests are, you’re sure to find something worth doing a little research on. If you’re a computer nerd, consider looking into Ada Lovelace or Grace Hopper. If you love literature, you could read up on Mary Shelley or Alice Walker. At Renewed Vitality, we love taking this opportunity to remember female pioneers in medicine and science, like Elizabeth Blackwell, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, and Rosalind Franklin.
Support Female Artists
Gender biases can make it hard for even the most talented women to make it in the entertainment industry, which makes the month of March a great time to actively seek out books, movies, music, TV shows, and other forms of media that are created by women. Pump up your favorite songs from female singers or check out a movie that was directed by a woman this month. In looking for something new, you might find something you didn’t even know you would love!
Give to Charities That Support Women
Women’s History Month is about celebrating the past and working towards the future in equal measure, so this time of year is a good chance to donate or volunteer for charities that support women. There’s probably a local women’s shelter in your area running food or clothing drives, or you could consider giving to organizations like the Malala Fund, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Encourage Women’s Health
In spite of the many recent advances that have been made in women’s health, there are lots of women out there who are still in the dark about their bodies and their health. Women’s History Month is the time to work towards changing that. If you’re a woman, take this opportunity to be proactive! Schedule your regular checkups with any doctors you see, do your monthly self breast exams, and do your best to take care of your body overall. If you’re not a woman, encourage the women in your life that you love to do these things! Screenings like mammograms and pap smears save lives, and so does promoting general awareness about women’s health issues. Every small step counts!
A big part of women’s health that is often overlooked is hormonal health. If you’re interested in learning more, make sure to continue reading our blog here at Renewed Vitality!