The most-awaited time of the year has almost arrived—March 8, observed as International Women’s Day. It is a day to honour all the trials and tribulations that women have gone through over the years to achieve whatever state of independence we have today. Even though, there is still a lot more to be done, before we finally reach equality in its truest meaning, Women’s Day observation includes beyond the movements. It is also a reminder to all of us, how far we have come and what more is yet to be done. Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated in a significant manner, including the women’s conference and more. However, this year, we have a pandemic to think about before we gather around with our girl tribe and celebrate in the usual ways. That does not mean you cannot make the women in your life unique and valued. Here we bring you International Women’s Day 2021 virtual ideas. From connecting to women who inspire you to dress up as your female icon, six ways to celebrate Women’s Day at home.
1. Connect With Women Who Inspire You
You must start your Women’s Day celebration by connecting with the women who inspire you. It can be anyone! Whether it is your mother, your sister, your co-worker, or your bestie, connect with them online or write them a heartfelt note. Make sure you mention the particular instances where their work, ideas and ethos resonated with you and help you in forging ahead. You will feel good, and so will they!
2. Women-Centric Movie Marathon
A movie night celebrating women in film is another ideal way to celebrate International Women’s Day. There are many movies directed or written or both, by women, about women and for women that you can stream right away. Lady Bird, Certain Women, Winter’s Bone—are our favourites!
3. Shop From Women-Owned Homegrown Brands
The global events for the past months have encouraged us to rethink certain aspects of our lives. We are rethinking how we create, buy and live to create a world more conducive to the growth of smaller businesses that practise sustainability. If you are someone planning to shop, any necessities—it can be skincare or simple face masks, try to shop from homegrown brands that are run by women.
A no-brainer for sure, another virtual way to celebrate International Women’s Day is by donating to women’s nonprofits. There are a lot of organisations supporting different causes, committed to empowering developing communities to learn, share and lead themselves into new chapters of health and prosperity. Any donation counts, and you can help other girls and women survive and celebrate being them.
5. Dress As Your Female Icon
We might be barely getting dressed at all right now. Hence, this IWD celebration brings you another chance to go all out and switch from your go-to loungewear to something trendy, yet meaningful. You can host an IWD virtual party and ask your girlfriends to dress up as their favourite female icon.
6. Include Men In Women’s Day Celebration
If you are thinking about how to include men in the International Women’s Day celebration, we are here to guide you up! Involve them in situations by encouraging them to question their views, offer their suggestions for championing women in business, and ask them to suggest ways they can think can tackle casual sexism and more.
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So, are you ready to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 virtually? We know, we are! You can even go a little more creative in the above list to make IWD memorable. But don’t forget to appreciate the women in your life. Happy International Women’s Day, to all the strong and magnificent ladies!
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Mar 03, 2021 04:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).