I never knew about Women’s History Month until I moved to Israel. I saw on social media that all of these women were posting flowers that they received. That day, my Israeli husband came home with flowers for me and I had no idea why. It was for women’s day – how cool is that?!
It’s important to recognize the contribution that women played in history, especially when history itself always reflects a narrative. I have always gravitated towards women in history, both those who rose above the expectations set for women at the time, like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, and Sacagawea, and women who simply lived in times when so many restrictions were put on them, such as my grandmothers. To me, Women’s History Month means recognizing the strength, bravery, and hardships women faced, how much women have overcome, and how much farther we have to go.