March is National Women’s History Month, and March 8th marks International Women’s Day. We celebrate Women’s History Month to remember women’s many historical achievements and to acknowledge all that they had to endure in order to do achieve them. Women’s History Month is also commemorated every year in March to honor women for their accomplishments in hopes of inspiring the next generation of women to continue to doing so, while International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th to highlight women’s achievements without ignoring the fact that women are still achieving greatness and striving to be compared to men equally in society today. The first women’s history month was held in March of 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, whereas the first International Women’s Day event was held in 1911 by the Suffragettes of the Suffrage Movement in history. National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day both call attention to women’s fight for and right to have justice, equality, collaboration, appreciation, and respect with and that is equal to men’s in every area of society. Some notable women’s achievements in writing that have been marked in history by women are as follows:
- Anne Bradstreet became the first published woman poet in America in 1650 when her book of poems was released.
- Hannah Adams became the first woman writer to write and publish a book in 1784.
- In 1921, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for writing.
- Agatha Christie was and still is the best selling female author of all time selling 2 billion books during her career.
Having said all of that and showcased all of those facts, I now say that I am proud to be a woman, writer, and blogger living in America. May we all (women especially) strive to accomplish great achievements in our lives and motivate the next generation for years to come!
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