Currently loving Ire by Adekunle Gold and Remind me by Simi.
Thursday, 8th of March which is the International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside to celebrate women all over the world. On IWD, women are being celebrated for their social, economic, cultural and political achievements and the call to action for this year is #PressforProgress. Oooh, what better time it is to be alive when women are being celebrated and already almost being treated like their male counterparts but one shouldn’t completely overlook the fact that the fight for equality is a continuous one: it is still on.
I remember chatting with my maternal grandmother and she told me the reason why she didn’t have any form of formal education was that she was female and her father felt her place was in the kitchen. So she sat down at home while her male siblings went to school even though she was willing to learn. As a millennial with African descent, I have seen the trend change over the years from one generation to another and I must say there have been major improvements but sex inequality has not been 100% eradicated.
Feminism comes to play a part in the fight for equality amongst sexes but not all young millennials are feminist. A big example is me who would rather not refer to myself as a feminist even though I am a strong advocate of equality amongst sexes because I do not 100% agree with feminist ideas and philosophies.
In celebration of the International Women’s Day, I decided to have a 90’s inspired outfit shoot as a 90’s kid which was motivated by Chidinma of My style mirror even though it was preconceived. I bought this shirt during the Black Friday sales and it has been sitting pretty in my closet for a while; I actually left it to be worn on a special day like this. Its inscription says Female equals future and I interpret it as this I am the future: my sex doesn’t determine who/what I will become in the future.
FEMALE EQUALS THE FUTURE
Shoe: Gbemisoke shoes
Belt: Borrowed from the brother
As the day draws near, I celebrate women breaking grounds in various industries; showing that her place is not in the kitchen only but also in that boardroom making great decisions, encouraging and paving way for the younger generation, supporting and rooting for fellow woman and showing that whatever a man can do, a woman can also do it and more.
Cheers to strong women!
So come March 8, I will be starting an idea I have to reach out to the younger generations; females in particular on Instagram. I will be sharing posts that will be directed to the younger females based on my experience so far in life but I am stuck with addressing it as ‘Dear young girl’ or ‘Dear teenage girl’. Please let me know which is best in the comment section.
Shout out to my mum for taking good pictures of me, bear with us if its slant. She did a great job. I love you, Mama.
What do you think about this outfit post?. What is your take on feminism?. How are you going to celebrate IWF this year? And what are you going to be doing differently this year to #PressforProgress?. I will be in the comment section, let’s discuss.