Today's Friday and do you know what's even better? It's International Women's Day! If you've spent any time on Instagram today or even this week, your feed is probably flooded with feel-good posts about women. With catchy sayings like "You go girl" and cute graphics like "GRL PWR" on a T-shirt, we might be tricked into thinking that International Women's Day is just another day to feel good about being a woman.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
International Women’s Day isn’t just a day to pat ourselves on the back and say “finally a day for myself”. It’s a desperately needed day to reflect, remember, advocate, and act not only for women in our own families, but women everywhere across the globe.
Look, we try to keep things pretty upbeat and positive around here, but you can’t celebrate good unless you see just how bad it really is out there.
What needs to change? So many things which we can’t all address all at once. But we believe that every woman needs to be free to access education, pursue a dignifying and fairly paying career, and to always be able to choose who touches her body and when.
Every decision we make has the opportunity to change the status quo. We can keep feeding the status quo, or we can fight it. We can keep things as they are, or we can empower one woman at a time. Think about it. From every word that leaves our lips to every purchase or donation we make, the world is an interconnected place so we have the opportunity to bless or condemn.
Here’s a challenge to you:
We aim to partner with groups that serve the most disenfranchised women. Every woman who makes one of our items is overcoming amazing feats and like human trafficking, physical disabilities, extreme poverty, addiction, HIV, and more! These women are taking life’s lemons and making lemonade. And your purchase enables more women to be able to make that happen. So when you purchase an item from us, you truly are changing the world a little bit at a time.
Stay sweet out there Ladies,
Founder of The Lemonade Boutique
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Hi, my name is Christine! I'm the voice behind the blog and the boss behind the business. If you'd like a glimpse into my personal life as entrepreneur and business owner, you can find me on Instagram as @girlwhomakeslemonade
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