SIX WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US
A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day on March 8th marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Since 1911, when over one million people supported the first ever International Women’s Day, the motivation has remained constant: to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn”
A self-love activist and ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation, Roxie hosts motivational workshops to encourage women to fulfil their potential.
Through mindful exercises and life coaching tips, Roxie helps women understand how to use their infinite power to create the life they truly desire.
LAURA AND NICKY
“Today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present”
Diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 30, Laura and Nicky cofounded Secondary Sisters, an online support group which strives to change perceptions of living with the incurable disease.
Knowing diagnosis can be an extremely dark and lonely time, both Laura and Nicky give honest insights into what it’s like living with cancer; sharing everything they’ve learned and how, despite having uncertain futures, they can continue to live well.
“Don’t sweat the small stuff”
With a strong belief that women can look and feel great whatever their age, 70-year-old broadcaster, author and blogger Suzi uses her platforms to spread a positive ageing message.
A trained nutritionist with a supreme zest for life, Suzi writes about everything she loves and has experience of – from style tutorials to health articles.
“Have confidence and self-belief”
Following a seven-year battle with a chronic bowel disease, fashion enthusiast Bianca underwent major surgery, leaving hospital with a permanent ileostomy, a colostomy bag and a new lease of life.
Banishing the stigma around ostomy bags, Bianca runs her own style account, Gutless Fashion Diaries, to inspire fellow ostomates to look beyond the jogging bottoms stereotype and embrace their own personal style.
“There’s beauty in being different”
The first British Asian plus size model, Bishamber is a significant name in the body positivity movement, championing diversity and influencing the fashion media in both the UK and US.
A true pioneer in her field, Bishamber – who, at 22 years old, became the youngest Asian magistrate in the UK – strives to eliminate the model stereotype.
The Each for Equal campaign doesn’t end on International Women’s Day, it’s continuous – just like our Radley London Women of Spirit series.
From Johanna Konta to Judy Garland, visit our blog to discover more women who inspire us by being just who they are.