Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month
Empowered Women Empower Women
Still I Rise
Foundations that Support Women
Serenity Trauma Foundation:
The mission of Serenity Trauma Foundation is to help servicemen and women suffering from Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; victims of trafficking; and, all types of abuse, reestablish a sense of safety and connectedness in the world by providing them low cost or free multidisciplinary therapeutic services.
Serenity Trauma Foundation accepts donations on their website. You can donate by clicking the link below! Additionally, you can add Serenity Trauma Foundation to your Amazon Smile account. When you shop, Amazon donates.
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC):
DWC envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. You can support them by donating or shopping at their online store!
Gift Idea: Consider donating to the foundation in a friends name as a git to the foundation or shop on their online store for other great gift ideas.
- Write a letter to a woman who inspires you. Share your gratitude with her and thank her.
- Write a love letter to yourself. What do you love about yourself? What are you grateful for yourself for?
July 19-20, 1848: First Women’s Rights Convention organized by women.
January 23rd, 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school.
May 29, 1851: Soujerner Truth delivers the “aint I a woman speech.”
May 15, 1869: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found the National Woman Suffrage Association.
April 2nd, 1917: Jeanette Rankin became the first woman to be sworn in to Congress.
August 18th, 1920: The ratification of the 19th amendment where women were given the right to vote.
June 10th,: John Kennedy Signed in the first equal pay act.
July 2, 1964: Lyndon Johnson passes the Civil Rights Act.
June 30th, 1966: Betty Friedan helps found the National Organization for Women (NOW).
July 23, 1972: Title IX is signed into law.
July 7th, 1981: Sandra Day O’Conner is sworn in as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
June 18th, 1983: Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
September 13th, 1994: The Violence Against Women act was signed.
January 24, 2013: The military removes a ban against women serving in combat positions.
July 26th, 2013: Hilary Clinton becomes the first woman to receive a presidential nomination from a major political party.
January 20,2021: Kamala Harris is sworn in as the first woman to serve as Vice President of the US.
Still I Rise
“You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops.Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shameI rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise I rise I rise.”