Hello lovely people. So today is the 100th year anniversary of women getting the vote, and oh I’m actually so grateful. You will learn, that I am a very vocal person, someone that isn’t quite as nuclear as others, which is okay. We all are different, and we all want different things in life. For me, all I have ever wanted to a career. I think this has probably stemmed from the fact that since I was little my mum has drilled into me ‘you can do anything you put your mind to’ and ever since then the possibilities have been endless. I’m lucky when it comes to family, actually I am really lucky. I was never pushed to revise, and was usually allowed to go out and do whatever I wanted to do. When I said I wasn’t sure about University, it was okay. When I decided I did want to go to University, it was okay. When I got really bad AS results, my mum and dad did not care. They were supportive, and even took me out for breakfast, which is something that I will always be thankful for. Every time I have spoken to my parents about jobs and aspirations, they did not once batter an eyelid. “Mum, me and Josh want to be the next This Morning presenters.” Instead of her crushing the ambition I had she would say “Yes I can see you doing that”.
“Mum I want to make a documentary.”
“Dad I want to start a blog.”
No eyelids were ever battered, and for that I am grateful. I understand that not everyone is as lucky as me when it comes to careers and that is something that I am thankful for everyday. However, we are all extremely blessed that we are even able to vote, or even have a career.
People like Emily Davison, who threw herself under King George V’s horse at the Epsom racecourse in 1913. Someone that was so passionate about equal rights that she gave her life, to give others freedom. In light of bravery and true kick ass girl power motive, I wanted to thank her in this post. She’s an ultimate boss babe, a true symbol for gender equality, and someone that I will always consider a hero.
So in the light of true girl power style.
Here’s 15 mate dates for you and your ladies.
- Cocktail making
- Breakfast and shopping
- Ice skating
- Cooking class
- Afternoon tea
- Comedy club
- Exercise class (Even though some of my friends will be pained that I have suggested this)
- Beach day
- Art gallery
- Dog walk
- Make up lessons
Before I go, I just wanted to reiterate how important it is that we enjoy our right to have a voice. This post is for all those girls who hold each other up not bring each other down. And this is a special thanks to our main homeslice Emily. Without you I wouldn’t be able to be sat at my desk, in my dream job, writing this post.
So thank you.