Another IWD has come and gone. Rather than go back to business as usual, we say it should Never Not be International Women’s Day. Welcome to a mind-changing, bias-ridding, downright mutinous loop of ideas and musings from women in the creative and associated industries everywhere that will run 24/7/365 on a loop forever, or until...we don’t need to talk about it anymore.
If the last couple of years have taught us one thing, women are still a long way from equality and equity. Globally, women bore the brunt of the physical, emotional and financial impacts of the pandemic with their livelihoods affected at almost twice the rate of men.
As International Women’s Day passes, we say enough really is f*cking enough.
Enough of our stoicism. Enough of our patience. Enough of the injustice. It will be Never Not International Women’s Day until all women including women of colour, women with disabilities, and queer or trans women, stop being penalised for being women.
International Women's Day isn't a party. It's a protest. Don't accept the first answer, don't compromise on how things are going to be, if it feels wrong it probably is. Join Helen as she lays out the world as it is and as it can be. Stand up – we can't be what we can't see.
Letting it go, staying quiet, not speaking out, not sticking up for each other – it will be Never Not International Women's Day until we reverse these behaviours. Nads has spent years learning how not to take any shit. Watch, listen and join her and Nicole on sticking up for ourselves.
This is just a little tea talk with Tanarra about the outcomes of a system predicated on the fear of women's success. I've been examining fear a lot in the workplace, and how it manifests, what it keeps us from doing, and frankly, the violence it visits upon us.
There are many challenges when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Differences of dealing with and overcoming them. She encourages us to view diversity as a strength, not a weakness if we're to create meaningful and impactful change. Jess encourages us to engage and lean into our uniqueness.