Women's Week was fun! In celebration of the centenary of International Women's Day, on March 8th, all posts on Afri-love during the week, were especially in celebration of women and sisterhood. Fashion, literary inspiration, art, design, music and reflections on what sisterhood really is.
Of course the celebration will continue past this week. After all, every day is another opportunity to celebrate women, and beyond that, humanity, and the wonderful environment that we're honoured to exist within. Every day an opportunity to celebrate ourselves and each other. It's so easy to forget about appreciation when you're immersed in the day-to-day which increasingly has become so hectic for so many. I've found that forcing myself to pause and put things in perspective makes such a huge positive difference to my well-being.
I was reading an article over on Zen Habits this week and this statement by writer Leo Babauta was spot-on:
"Reflection is one of the most important tools for changing your life."
On the lookout: Join FITE (Financial Independence through Enterpreneurship)
The site features profiles of these enterprising women enabling donors to choose who they would like to support. And donors include you! You can start lending from as little as $25. The site helps you filter the enterpreneurs by sector and by region (yes, that's the creative professional in me appreciating the user experience of the website!).
And making a donation is not the only way that you can help fund a microloan. You can also buy specially-marked FITE products and redeem the FITE code on the site or, you can spread the word far and wide by telling friends, family, colleagues and liking FITE on Facebook. The choice is yours.
Thanks Vivian for telling me about the initiative.
Last week on the blog
Here is a recap, in case you missed anything:
- Quote of Women's Week from that creative, powerful and inspiring woman, Alice Walker
- Women of the World Arts Fair, London
- Reflecting – If sisterhood is imperative
- Adorned by Adele Dejak – * UPDATE * Her new site is now live
- My top picks for the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London
- Reflections on the Self – Five African women photographers
- A special Women's Week treat – TGIF! with Les Nubians. Style, music and a free download
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Have a great week everybody, be proud and be inspired!
Image: Les Nubians