“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights…” -Gloria Steinem
An open letter to woman:
Saying thank you a million times does not come close to the gratitude and praise each and every one of you deserve for the sacrifices you have made for your families and countries. Woman around the world for years have fought for equality, for the right to be as equally human as their male counterparts and continue to fight today for that basic right.
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. Women deserve the right to be where they want to be, to have careers and raise families. To all the mothers who love their children unconditionally and selflessly, your strength has been what upholds households; your will is stronger than the brick that makes up your home.
You deserve much more than this, but still we thank you mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters for being the incredibly powerful, beautiful and phenomenal woman that you are.
International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century and continues to grow. Everyday more women are gaining the confidence to be comfortable in their own skin and stand up for what they believe in. The City of Pharr thanks all women for their contribution to our city and extends their gratitude to all female employees for choosing to give their talents, hard work and time to the City of Pharr.
Author: Clarissa Garza