Let's raise our glasses.
Three days ago it was international women’s day. With that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to make a digital toast.
So here’s to real women, the ones every young girl should look up to. The college graduates, the scientists, the travelers and the dreamers.
Here’s to my dear friends. I can only smile when I think about the amazing people I have the privilege to surround myself with on a daily basis. Every single one of them is doing amazing things. Either working as a teacher in South Africa, defending the rights of students in Amsterdam, getting her hands dirty to start up a small scale organic farm, moving to a different place to study or embarking on adventures with no one there to hold her hand. Every day they keep pushing themselves to become better athletes, cooks, students, writers, artists and so much more.
Here’s to my family. My whole life I have been incredibly fortunate to have been surrounded by powerful women and men. They taught me that no-one on this planet has the right to draw a line between a woman and a man. As they gave me the opportunity to travel, I’ve grown to understand how incredibly privileged I am growing up with them by my side.
Here’s to my mom. She taught me to fight back, dream big and never give up. She has always encouraged me to be creative and use that creativity in all the aspects of my life.
So here’s to all these truly amazing women. They are the people I look up to. They inspire me to work hard every day to fight for equal opportunities for girls and women around the world.