1. Watch a film that promotes girl power
How about Matilda, Bend It Like Beckham, Brave, Little Women or Mulan?
2. Have a dinner/chinwag with the women closest to you and the kids
Whether it be with Granny, your next door neighbour, or all of the aunties, make it special. If you're not lucky enough to live near your female relatives, get them on Facetime or on the phone. This is a day for all of you to celebrate!
3. Make some feminist food
Ok, this might just be an excuse to make cakes.
Or even better, why not get your partner to make the cakes... And the dinner, while they're at it. Aaand relax.
4. Have a discussion about female suffrage
It's just as relevant now as it ever was but it's so important to teach them how far we've come.
5. Encourage them to read/read them a feminist book
And for 10+, give The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C Wrede a go.
6. Let them know feminism means equality
This is an important one as many people (kids and adults!) often get the definition of feminism wrong. Feminism is having equal rights with men. Who doesn't want that?!
7. Have a look at the celebrations across the world
Whether it's following she-spirational Instagram accounts by following the #pressforprogress and #internationalwomensday hashtags or just scrolling through social media feeds to see how the celebrities are celebrating International Women's Day, get involved!
8. Do something that makes you feel good
Ask your kids what makes them happy then do it (within reason, lol). Yes,it'll probably involve a treat of some sort but it's the right occasion for it.
And that goes for you too! Do something that makes you feel good whether it be having a glass of wine, running a nice bath or reading a magazine - you deserve it!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!