March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating it every single day! We will be recognizing a different woman each day and highlighting their achievements over on our Facebook page. Too often women’s stories are sidelined or left out of the history books altogether, so we want to honor the lives of the many women who have changed the world.
The women who started Women’s History Month in the 1980’s wanted to honor their lives too. Before their efforts, women’s history was not common knowledge, and it wasn’t even part of the K-12 curriculum. In 1980, five women in Santa Rosa, CA — Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett and Bette Morgan — founded the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) in order to educate the public about women’s historic achievements. They were initially able to convince Congress and the White House to designate the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week, and in 1987 they successfully led a campaign to have the entire month of March declared National Women’s History Month.
Today the NWHP still has the same dedication to educating as many people as possible about the important contributions of women throughout history. Recognizing women’s achievements is an important part of understanding our collective history and the power women have. They say “if you can’t see it, you can’t be it.” Highlighting the contributions women have made in our country shows girls, boys, women, and men what women are capable of: anything!
We’re also celebrating Women’s History Month with a contest, and you don’t want to miss this one…the lucky winner will get a Crystal Delights Unicorn Plug with ALL SEVEN TAILS! That’s no joke, the winner will get all seven colors! To enter, just sign up for our email list here any time between now and the end of March. The winner will be notified via email.
And we have one more thing for you to celebrate.You can also use promo code NWHM17 all month long to get 15% off your order!
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We do hope you will take a moment to visit our Facebook page and review all the incredible women we celebrated and imagine just how many we didn’t. Truly inspiring and amazing… we think.