Women’s History Month may have been two months ago but despite March having passed, there’s still much reason to keep celebrating and vocalizing. On May 10th, the New York Women’s Foundation held the 2018 Celebrating Women Breakfast, a “seated march for women’s issues.” The event celebrated leaders, honored volunteers and created fundraising opportunities. Activist Tarana Burke, who founded the Me Too movement, as well as Kimberlé Crenshaw and the New York Community Trust, served as honorees of the event. During and after the breakfast, the New York Women’s Foundation set Twitter ablaze with the hashtag #CelebrateWomen.
— The New York Women's Foundation (@NYWomensFdn) May 10, 2018
“Even as he praised my work, he said I’d never be president of The Trust. Never. — 3 years later I became president. At age 36.” – Lorie Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust @NYWomensFdn #CelebrateWomen pic.twitter.com/8Mq3NpCah1
— The New York Community Trust (@NYCommTrust) May 10, 2018
Check out some of the best tweets about #CelebrateWomen that should be emphasized today and every day.
We need #metooMilitary, #metooK12, #metooCSA, #metooONCampus, #metooTGNC, #metooQueer, #metooChurch, #metooBlKChurch, #metooMosque, #metooDisabled, #metooTrafficking, #metooSports, #metooSexWorkers, #metooAroundtheWay, #metooVixens, #metooDateRape, #metooAtWork and so forth…
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) March 22, 2018
This user reminds us that the women to celebrate in our lives aren’t always in the public eye.
Happy Mother's Day 2 every woman who's loved a child &nurtured them Mothers come in many forms, by birth, adoption & marriage. Mothering is often done by aunts, friends & neighbors. Thank you 2 every woman who has,given of themselves & made the life ofchild better #celebratewomen
— Cindi Walton book writing Nana (@waltonnana) May 10, 2018
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) May 10, 2018
Group of women are out there on the front lines saving the elephants in their homeland — something they've proven better at than the men who have tried: https://t.co/MUqccjzZTE #CelebrateWomen pic.twitter.com/gTeuSHGEmG
— Women in the World (@WomenintheWorld) May 10, 2018
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) May 10, 2018
Others celebrated role models who have and are still shaping progress.
— Elle #votelikeblackwomen (@eronel35) May 10, 2018
— Nisha Varia (@Nisha_Varia) May 10, 2018
“Contrary to what we’ve been told, Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat because her feet were tired. She was a social activist who cut her teeth resisting the oppression of black women.” -Kimberlee Crenshaw #CelebrateWomen pic.twitter.com/IujhfFwJRo
— Peace is Loud (@peaceisloud) May 10, 2018
Contrary to what some Twitter users might think, the hashtag isn’t about celebrating females simply because of their gender. It’s about the pioneers who’ve paved the path for progress and the women in our lives who’ve made personal sacrifices to raise us. It’s about finishing what others have started as well as looking up to leaders in the hopes of becoming them one day.