Happy Women’s Equality Day!

My current projects are on hold. Project updates will be posted soon but I need to catch up on my reading first. Instead, today I wanted to share a tradition with everyone.

Since growing up, moving out and living by myself, I’ve started to miss the little things my family used to do together. One of the things I miss the most are traditional events and how we used to celebrate them. As a school age child, you’re often made aware of specific days, events, holidays and what not. As you get older, you tend to, not forget about them but every day life seems to overwhelm you and your thoughts. I don’t have any kids in my household so it seems a little silly to have a tradition for one but I want to share my August tradition I’m starting. Today is all about reminding myself about who made it possible for me to vote.

You might have heard about the Women’s suffrage, it’s a movement that’s happened all over the world. On August 26, 1920, 95 years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law and women were granted the right to vote, all woman. As a female, this day means a lot to me and creating a tradition to celebrate them seems like a great way to honor suffragettes. I want to do something special each year to celebrate and honor the women before me who made it possible to vote. When and if I ever have children, this would be a great tradition to share with them.

How I plan on celebrating Women’s Equality Day?

First things first, make sure my voters information is correct and up to date.

Next, get informed. Since my county already had August Primary elections, I’ll be looking up information about the General elections coming up in November. Since the US will be voting in a new President next year, it’s a great time to start looking into who might be running and some of the issues I will be voting on.

Lastly, it’s time to honor and celebrate those who make a difference. I have a list of famous women suffragettes that I will use but it can be any woman, past or present who I think has helped society in regards to women’s equality. I’m not going to do a research paper or anything, just take some time out of my day to read up on what a particular woman has accomplished. For the start of my tradition, I’m going to do some reading about Susan B. Anthony, unfortunately for Anthony, she passed away a decade before women could vote.

Time posted a great infograph today, Why we still need Women’s Equality Day, that shows why Women’s Equality Day is relevant and a much needed reminder that we still have a long way to go. Cheers to 95 years of being able to vote and cheers to women everywhere still fighting for equality.

Thank you Suffragettes and Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Tiff Sig

How do you plan on celebrating Women’s Equality Day?