I am Woman

Today is national women’s day.

Being a woman, growing up in the eighties, the only jobs available to women were working in a shop, office, or in child care. I learnt to touch type, do shorthand, but within a month realised working in an office wasn’t for me. Several jobs later (wages clerk, working at a DIY store, being a postwoman for eighteen years, and finally now working in a school as a teaching assistant.

Women today have better choices, and the limitations are less. We are seen for what we can achieve. I hope when my granddaughter is older, she will choose a profession she will love. At this point, I reckon she is going to be a mountain climber, as she tries to find anything high, and reach the top.

Her mum, my daughter, is the strongest person I know.

I am in awe of those women, who have just taken the miracle of their birth, and made something of themselves. Doctors, scientists, teachers, pilots, professors, but also mothers. We bring our children into this world, wanting better for them, hoping that equality will be better when they venture into adulthood.

So women, save lives, slay dragons, and make sure the world hears you.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

5 thoughts on “I am Woman

  1. As a man, I want to take a moment to reflect on your words and honor the incredible women in my life. Your story of growing up as a woman in the eighties, and the limited job options available to you, is a reminder of how far we’ve come in terms of equality. It’s thanks to women like you, who refused to settle for the status quo and fought for better opportunities, that we’ve made progress.

    Your granddaughter sounds like she has a bright future ahead of her, whether she becomes a mountain climber or something else entirely. And your daughter, whom you describe as the strongest person you know, is a testament to the power and resilience of women.

    It’s amazing to see how women today are achieving their dreams and breaking barriers in every field. It’s truly inspiring to hear about the female doctors, scientists, teachers, pilots, and professors who are making a difference in the world. But, it’s equally inspiring to hear about the strength and determination of mothers who are raising the next generation of leaders.

    I believe that women’s voices and perspectives are crucial to building a more equitable and just society. So, I want to echo your message and encourage all women to save lives, slay dragons, and make sure the world hears you. Your achievements are not only a reflection of your own hard work but also a testament to the power of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.

    On this National Women’s Day, I want to say thank you to all the women out there who are saving lives, slaying dragons, and making their voices heard. You are an inspiration, and the world is a better place because of you. Thank you for sharing your reflections on National Women’s Day. It’s a reminder of how far we have come and how much work there is still left to do.


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