March is National Women’s History Month. It is a time to recognize and honor the accomplishments of women. It grants people the opportunity to examine how the women in their lives have groomed them to be the people that they are today. As a young Black woman, Women’s History Month and Black history Month are everyday things. Every moment of my life is Black History and Women’s History.
Women are more than just wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, caretakers and homemakers. Women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, and Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Maya Angelou, Congresswoman Patsy Mink, Judge Sonya Sotomayor, Dr. Mae Jemison, Johanna (“Anne”) Mansfield Sullivan, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Chien-Shiung Wu prove that women are also advocates, educators, pioneers, supporters, and visionaries.
So as Black History Month nears its closing days and Women’s History Month begins, I urge you to look at the accomplishments of all people regardless of race or gender. In honor of Women’s History Month, take the time to honor and recognize the accomplishments of the women in your life. That woman can be a mother, a sister, a friend, or a coworker.
— Ashley M. Williams