International Women's Day
Today, the radio station I listen to has been playing women in rock - in some ways a hit parade of my adolescence. It got me thinking about influential women.
In 2006, I rode my bike from Toronto to Ottawa with four other women. In Ottawa, we saw the commemoration of the "Famous Five". These are the suffragists who challenged the British North America Act in the Supreme Court to include women as "Persons", thus allowing women to be appointed to the Senate.
This landmark judgement occurred in 1929 - NOT EVEN 100 years ago! Sadly, I don't remember learning about Canadian women's history in school; hopefully young women these days learn about the strong women who blazed trails in history.
So, on International Women's Day, celebrate the women in your life. And celebrate those who forged paths for us to follow.