It’s International Women’s Day. Today we honour the incredible contributions women have made to all aspects of life – science, arts, sports, history, law, business, etc.
We are inspired and excited by their life stories and measurable success, and admire them for their courage and fortitude.
Today we honour the less measurable, less quantifiable successes of women in all aspects of life. Moms, wives, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends, nieces, granddaughters. Women who may never feature an article on the cover of Time Magazine, but who make up the heart of our lives. The ones who step in and step up in innumerable ways.
Today we honour the women who are struggling. The women working two jobs, or crying in their corner of the world, or who cannot get out of bed today.
Today we honour women who were born with female sex organs, and women who were not. Women who struggle to be seen and to live their truth and to live fully as themselves.
Today we honour women. All women. Everywhere.
Happy Women’s Day 2021. We see you. We love you. We honour you.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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