My name is Celia and I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog.
Proud to identify as a feminist in an age where the word is often villainized and feared, my beliefs lie entirely in equality. My feminism is rooted strongly in legal issues affecting women but just as importantly in the underlying ideology concerning the rights of both men and women of any race and of all cultures.
My mother raised her three daughters largely on her own while maintaining a fulltime career as an ultrasound technologist and has always emphasized that while it is important to have the capacity to love and let people in, it is just as, if not more important as a woman to create a life in which you are not dependent on anyone else. This is the mantra from which I move forward in my personal and professional decisions and with my political beliefs.
Most recently I’ve been inspired by the Women’s March on Washington , an event on January 21st, 2017, that saw millions of people around the world march in opposition to the newly elected President of the United States and his controversial behaviour toward women and minority groups.
Whether you agreed with the march or not, the masses of people that showed up to these marches worldwide from cities all over the United States all the way to Sydney, Australia, made what is arguably one of the largest turnouts in U.S. History in response to a president according to an article in Time Magazine.
Women Weekly aims to look at various women’s and feminist issues as they happen in current events. By outlining basic facts, research and my personal meditation on the topic, I hope to contribute to the movement in a small way that encourages others to understand the importance of these issues.