International Women's Day is March 8 — and this year's will be a particularly important day in history, with a strike occurring to shine light on women's contributions to the workforce. But even if you're not taking to the streets, you can celebrate from your home with International Women's Day quotes to share on Facebook. Sharing something inspiring on your social media feeds can give yourself and others a boost in morale, and that's something a lot of us could use right now.
International Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911 as a day to advocate for gender equality, and it's now a holiday in dozens of countries. It originated in response to protests for better working conditions and pay, so it's fitting that this year, there will be a strike. The organizers of the Women's March are currently organizing "A Day Without A Woman." "We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed, and hatred," the event's Facebook page reads.
On the heels of the Women's March and other Trump protests, this year's occasion promises to be especially spirited. Here are some quotes you can share to make it even more special.
Also, check out the “Feminism” stream in the Bustle App throughout the month of March for more inspiring ways to celebrate Women's History Month.
1"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water."
2"Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world."
"To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
3"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."
—Irina Dunn (and popularized by Gloria Steinem)