Happy International Women’s Day and happy belated 🌈 Mardi Gras 🌈!!! Two big days celebrating diversity and inclusion and I’m a metaphorical pig in mud!
At my core I believe everyone is created equal. I don’t care where you come from, who you pray to, what you look like or who you love. What I care about is that we are all human and everyone deserves a seat at the table as well their time in the sun.
I ❤️ celebrating on days like Mardi Gras and International Women’s Day because I know that you can’t be what you can’t’ see and I think it’s important our kids see and know that there’s all different types of people in our beautiful world and that everyone is created equal and should be treated that way.
I always use days like today to have conversations with our kids - they still can’t wrap their minds around the gender pay gap and how on earth women are paid less than men. I love that we're talking about it and that it makes no sense to them because I know that means change is coming.
I love that our kids (including our two boys) think Captain Marvel is super cool and that when we saw the movie a couple of years ago there was not one conversation about her being a girl, the only talk was about what a great movie it was and how awesome she is as a superhero. Kids don’t see gender - they see a person (or in this case a superhero) and it’s in moments like these that I think kids have more to teach us than we can teach them.
I encourage you to have a conversation with your kids (your girls and your boys) about International Women’s Day today. The power of these conversations in our homes cannot be underestimated because if the world is going to become more equal and inclusive when it comes to gender, it will start in our homes (like yours and mine) and it will involve both our daughters and our sons.