Wonderful Women Wednesday

Taking a mid-week moment to celebrate and thank those standing up and kicking ass

Starting with the woman who started it all for me back in the day. With every poster I could find plastering my walls with Lucky Star inspired bows in my hair and Like a Virgin on repeat. Who told me I could be and achieve whatever I wanted. ⚡️MADONNA⚡️And whilst easy to take for granted as she was always there as I grew up, her 2016 Women of the Year Billboard speech is a heartfelt reminder of what that took.

'I remember wishing I had a female peer I could look to for support...what I would say to all women here today is this: Women have been so oppressed for so long they believe what men have to say about them. They believe they have to back a man to get the job done. And there are some very good men worth backing, but not because they are men - because they are worthy. As women, we have to start appreciating or own worth and each other's worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by'.

– Madonna 🎤