Happy International Women's Day 2014.

Happy International Women's Day!

Hello Lush-Fab-Glam.com fashionistas and beautistas from around the globe. March 8th is designated as the the day to celebrate WOMEN. Today we embrace all that makes us feminine and celebrate what it means to be a woman.

We have put together an amazing round up, featuring the stories of fabulous, strong and intelligent women from all walks of life and highlighting the issues facing women and the continued struggle for women's rights around the world. Read on to be inspired...

Women Who Inspire:

1. Olympian Erin Hamlin made history when she became the first American ever to win a medal for the Luge Singles at the Sochi 2014 Olympic games. She was described as having "potential" not the raw talent but her determination took her not only to the Olympics but into history's record books as well. Click here to read more about Erin and how she's giving back.

2. Julie Chu is a four time Olympic medal winner and if that's not incredible enough this remarkable Team USA Women's Hockey player was voted by her fellow 2014 US Olympians to the flag bearer for Team U.S.A at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She thrived in a sport that was dominated by men to become one of the best in the world. Click here to read more about Julie and how she's giving back.

3. For Black History Month we featured the stories nine iconic black and African American women who made history by tearing down racial barriers and paving the way for other black and minority designers and models to excel in both the fashion and beauty industries. Click here to read their inspirational stories.

4. Indie filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson set out to change the mindset of girls across the country and end girl on girl bullying by creating a critically acclaimed documentary titled 'Finding Kind'. Which was based on their own experiences of bullying and being bullied by other girls during their school years. 

The message of this must-see Documentary On Girls & Bullying is simple and the affect profound, "be kind". A heart-felt answer to “the mean girls” phenomenon and growing issue of girl crime. Click here for the link to watch this documentary and to see how it has made a positive impact in North American schools.

5. The struggle for women's rights still continues in many parts of the world. Even now women are still denied basic human rights such as education and in many cultures horendous acts like genital mutilations and rape are still an accepted practice and form of abuse inflicted on young girls and women. In a previous post we shed light on this issue in our 10 Disturbing Facts About Injustices Against Women and The Need For Women's Rights post. Click here to read more the statistics will shock you.

Finally, we would like to share this snippet from the infamous Maya Angelou's 'Phenomenal Woman' poem.

Phenomenal Woman
 I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me. 

-Maya Angelou

P.S Remember to wish the phenomenal women in your life Happy International Women's Day, the photo below will make the perfect e-greeting card!

How are you celebrating International Women's Day and which women inspire you? Share with us by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Yes we are!! Happy women's day!! I hope every girl or women who reads this quote Has a blessed wonderful day!!

  2. Cheers to WOMEN!

  3. Your website is beautiful! Cheers to women everywhere! Visiting from SitsShareFest!

  4. Happy International Women's Day. Great post and I'm definitely going to check out FindingKind. I'm finding that not only young girls need to be kind, but also grown women. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. Enjoy the weekend.


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