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Eight Ways You Can Celebrate Women's History Month


The women's liberation movement in 1970 /source: Warren Leffler and Library of Congress (public domain)

Hooray! March means that it is officially Women’s History Month!


With our documentary film aimed to tell Maria Pearson’s story, we figured it would be fun to remember the influential work that has been done by women everywhere. That is why we have compiled this list of helpful resources and ideas for you to make the most out of the next 31 days (or for the rest of the year for that matter!).


1. Read a book by a woman who inspires you.


The Radical Element, by Jessica Spotswood (and others)

"The subtitle of this anthology tells you everything you need to know: daredevils, debutants, and other dauntless girls throughout history finally have their stories told. From some of the best YA authors come twelve short stories about everything from girls secretly learning Hebrew in the US South, to living as a second-generation immigrant, and much more." - Barnes & Noble review, 2018








Meet Cute, by Nicola Yoon, Nina Lacour, and other authors.


This anthology written by women includes hilarious tales that focus on topics like sex, love, hardships, and dreams.











The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

"Starr is a girl living two lives: the one with her black family, in a neighborhood struggling with systemic racism, poverty, gang violence and police brutality…and as a student at a private school with white friends and a white boyfriend who are often insensitive when it comes to matters of race. But when her childhood best friend is maliciously gunned down by police, Starr bridges her two worlds with a message that all need to hear: black lives matter." - Barnes & Noble review, 2018







2. Watch a documentary or maybe a few TedTalks.

Audrie and Daisy

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Girl Rising

Get Comfortable with being uncomfortable - Luvvie Ajayi



Phone image of Spark (source: Spark website)

3. Download SPARK, an app that lets you know if you are near a location where a woman made history.

http://www.sparkmovement.org/women-on-the-map/




4. Donate to an organization making a difference.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

National Women's History Museum

Girls Who Code



5. Volunteer locally. Get involved with organizations that support women’s health, leadership, and education.




6. Write a thank you note to a woman mentor who has made an impact.


7. Share positive female stories on your social media pages.

Live Your Dream

Movement that supports women in their ambitions and to end violence against women


Womenhood

Swedish Instagram community that posts supportive and empowering graphics


The Female Lead

Official account for educational charity


8. Support women-owned businesses.

Here is an extensive list from Women Owned!


Courtney Stucker is the Digital Producer for Simplex Stories. Originally from Danville, IA, she has around three years of experience in content management, social analytics, and web development. Feel free to reach her at courtney.stucker@wartburg.edu.

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