Happy International Women’s Day 2019! March 08, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1218)

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! 


This year’s IWD theme focuses on gender balance–in all spheres of our own lives, and in society at large.

I am grateful that I can vote for our elected officials–not something my great grandmothers had access to–even if my choice doesn’t win.

I am grateful that I was able to go to college and earn my degrees, not something my grandmothers had access to.

I am grateful for my late mother who went to college, voted, had a career, and then had a family–she was an inspiration to me.

I am grateful for colleagues and friends as we try to make a difference for our present and for the next generations of women’s futures for women in STEM (science, technololgy, engineering, & math) and more.

And I am grateful for my husband who is always supportive and encouraging of me and my Women in STEM efforts–with him often getting roped in to be the photographer for our programs and events.

Some women might take their freedoms or their opportunities for granted–perhaps thinking that we have always had them, and that we always will have them.

But on this day, I remember the shoulders that we stand upon–their sacrifices, their disappointments, their hopes and dreams, and their victories.

And it’s now our turn to lend our shoulders–for the present and for the future.


P.S.  And below is women’s empowerment playlist that I found on You Tube for us to enjoy:


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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1 Response to Happy International Women’s Day 2019! March 08, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1218)

  1. March 10, 2019–Thanks for starring/voting for my Post #1218! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->



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