Happy Women’s History Month, today we celebrate International Women’s Day!
March 8th is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month. Here at UP Faith & Family, we celebrate women every day, but we are excited to highlight women’s contributions to history and society that are often overlooked and minimized. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, social, political, and cultural achievements of women. This year’s theme, designated by the National Wocmen’s History Alliance, is #EmbraceEquity. Equality means that everyone gets equal treatment, the same opportunities, resources, etc. When focusing on equality the ultimate goal is fairness. Equity means that everyone gets what they need to succeed because everyone has different circumstances equity provides the resources and opportunities to dictate the same outcome for everyone.
Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month
- Recognize the importance of women in your life. Take time to celebrate their achievements and wins.
- Support a business owned by a woman. 42% (13 million) of businesses in the US are owned by women as of 2023.
- Recognize, support, and educate yourself on the issues women face today. * Did you know women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man earns?
- There are so many artists, musicians, authors, and filmmakers that are women. Take the time to support their content whether it is purchasing their book, downloading a song, or giving them a view or stream.
Here are a few recommended titles to celebrate women during Women’s History Month:
The Confession: An Amish Musical
In this musical adaptation of Beverly Lewis’ beloved novels, two worlds collide when a young Amish girl discovers she was given up for adoption by a wealthy family. As she seeks her birth mother, she must overcome the obstacles of a lost fiance and a crafty gold-digger who seeks the fortune of her birth mother.
Ties That Bind
Experienced police detective Allison McLean is starting to realize how personal law enforcement can get. After an arrest warrant is issued for her brother, she must arrest him and take in his two teenage children. While Allison is out investigating crimes and bringing criminals to justice, the teens are experiencing the ups and downs of teenage life – including love, anger, and jealousy.
Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark
Documentary about the life of Christian comedian Chonda Pierce, the RIAA’s number one-selling female comedian of all time.
Weekend Reno is about giving tired old cottages a breath of fresh air. In each episode, designer Michelle Mawby and her team have one weekend to transform a cottage.
Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone
Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone, Hymns and Gospel Favorites featuring three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire follows the success of her chart-topping debut Gospel recording with a companion LIVE performance. Recorded at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium & Clementine Hall with special guests, My Chains Are Gone finds the icon lending her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and newly-written songs of hope.
Run for the Dream
The true story of Gail Devers’ quest to fight Graves disease and become the fastest woman in the world.
Luckless in Love
Winnie, a dating blogger who anonymously writes under the pen name Luckless, went viral for a post about a disastrous date with Holden, a perpetually single sports agent who refused to settle. But things get complicated when feelings develop and Winnie learns that Holden has a teenage son.