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Celebrate International Women’s Day By Not Showing Up

Hi there, SuzyKnew! readers! Are you ready to get your March 8 International Women’s Day on?

Well, no need to get busy and rush out the door to work or retail therapy. Many here in the U.S. are calling on women – and men- to strike tomorrow. As in, stay home. Don’t go to work – or school. This has prompted school closures in the DC area as well as Chapel Hill-Carborro, NC and perhaps more areas.

The organizers of the January 21 Women’s March on Washington are behind this effort and are calling on women and men saying:

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

Click here for a list of A Day Without Women Strikes around the country.

SuzyKnew! will be at her day job tomorrow, wearing red. I hope you’re able to take time off and stay home or join SuzyKnew! in your red outfit.

#DearMe, Make It Happen

That’s this year’s 2015 International Women’s Day theme: Make It Happen. Interesting.

So, are you making it happen? Your relationship(s)? Your love and sex life? Truly respecting and loving yourself? How’s it going?

NATO has message for you this year. It’s delivered in this seriously deadpan monotone voice by the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. You gotta have women on board if you want peace, right?

Did you know women like to work at Enterprise Rental car? I didn’t.  IWD (yeah – short for International Women’s Day) has a list of places women like to work  – like Enterprise Rental Car and Vodaphone.  Its on their website and put together by Where Women Work . Don’t know how this compares to Working Mother’s List besides being international vs US-focused.

In case you missed it, this year we’re supposed to write a letter to our younger selves. YouTube did a cute ad for it. Online stars Issa Rae and Chescaleigh are the chocolate drops in this upbeat video.

To start your celebration off right, take a look at Chescaleigh’s #DearMe video by Chescaleigh to Young Francesca. Heart-felt and inspiring.






Celebrate International Women’s Day: Live Life Extra Large Like Sena Dagadu

Yesterday, March 8 marked International Women’s Day, and ladies, we know you’re still celebrating. Continue celebrating by living life Extra Large. Hit life hard as so rightly said by Ghana’s Sena Dagadu. The song Extra Large, a favorite on the continent and in Europe, came out last March on Sena’s album Lots of Trees. Sena is enjoying her rising stardom as well as the recent birth of her first child. She sings about the empowering realization that she can do and enjoy so much more than she ever thought. She sees so many growing “trees” of possibility  and wants to go after it all.

Like the song says, use this day to find your own way of understanding. Understand your own life, your own love and play your cards straight from your heart.  Your opinion does matter and your way of working is just fine.

You’re incredible.

Get to the point about what you want and go after it.



Keep it sexy!

Keep it healthy!