How was your International Women’s Day? I didn’t plan it that way – shame on me – but mine was chockers with amazing women.
I kicked off at Silverwater Detention Centre, visiting my old schoolmate Kathy with another old schoolmate, Megan (and her sweet-as, 22-year-old son Alex … how did THAT happened … poor boy had to listen to my muffler-tailpipe update and didn’t even flinch). Much laughter and chocolate was shared.
Then I headed to my friend Mel’s for Moscow Mules, meatballs and a Verducci fashion show with a gang of gorgeous school mums.
And I rounded the day out by dropping by my sister’s place for a glass of Croser and a gossip.
Oh, and here’s a pic of me celebrating in purple with the Kidspot gang …
Now, here’s how celebs have been marking the day on Instagram …
Lena Dunham: “Happy International Women’s Day! To all the incredible women I know and the ones I don’t – I wish you opportunity, power and joy. I wish you courage in the fight. And I hope beyond hope that you get a nap once in awhile. Thank you to @sads_tagram for the exciting photoshop job.”
Taylor Swift: “We are at our best when we cheer each other on and build each other up.
Happy International Women’s Day.”
Michael Buble: “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem #Internationalwomensday #genderequality #heforshe#humanright
Anne Hathaway: “It’s International Women’s Day!!! I’d like to dedicate mine to the woman who is everything to me: my Mama. Thank you for inspiring me to be a proud, loving, strong member of the sisterhood. And thank you to my Dad (and now Adam!) for loving bad-ass wild women like us.”
Rumer Willis: “today we celebrate all the beautiful female creatures out there. I would like to single out one in particular, the one who taught me how valuable and special I am, and how cool it is to be a lady. i lov u mommy.”
Reese Witherspoon: “Today is International Women’s Day! 🙌🙌🙌 #IWD2015. Today us women can celebrate our the rights we’ve achieved…and men can celebrate the women in their lives!! 💋 But it’s also a day to recognize how far we have to go. So I’ve posted this festive shot to celebrate…but I’ve also removed my profile pict to also symbolize all the women still underrepresented, unprotected, and unheard all around the world. Some of those facts are astounding. You can read more and get involved by going to not-there.org (and in my profile.) Xo.”
Pink: “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand. Happy International Women’s Day
Gisele: “Happy women’s day! To all women of the world of all shades and colors. Let’s embrace our uniqueness, our strength, our sensitivity, all that we are… #womenpower #sisters #love #gratitude ❤️🙏❤️ Feliz dia das mulheres! Para todas as mulheres do mundo de todos os tons e cores. Vamos abraçar a nossa singularidade, nossa força, nossa sensibilidade, tudo o que somos … #poderdasmulheres #irmãs #amor#gratidão.”
Christy Turlington: “Thanks @lindexofficial 4 supporting @everymomcounts,@lkfound & @planinternational, and for bringing attention to important causes that impact the lives of girls & women. Who is your super role model? Visit lindex.com on March 18th for the t-shirt. #mysuperrolemodel.”
Emilie Livingston (wife of Jeff Goldblum): “Happy #internationalwomensday”
Hilaria Baldwin: “Happy #InternationalWomensDay !! Alec is doing his part to celebrate by serving his two fur ladies breakfast 🐶🐶. Hope all you darlings out there have a wonderful day…here’s to us girls💖💪!#PuppyMealOfTheDay fluke, tempeh with grains and flax, carrot, white sweet potato #HilariaHealthy2015.”
Jools Oliver: “The strongest, bravest, hardworking and kindness woman I know ❤️ inspiration my mum xxx.”
Natalie Imbruglia: “Regram from @bambilegit
Happy International Women’s Day!
#weareallwonderwomen #mothers #sisters #daughters #women #iwd#womensrights #empowerwomen.”
Sadie Frost: “My grandmother! Good ole Betty!one of the strongest, honest, kind and beautiful woman i have ever met! Love you Grannie xx@maryizabeth”
Lupita Nyongo: “For International Women’s Day, I am taking a stand for gender equality and I’m joining others to be #NotThere. #IWD2015
Jessica Alba: “We #women deserve #equalpay #equaleducation#equalopportunity #equalrights but we are #nottherehttp://notthere.noceilings.org let’s pave the way for our future leaders#girls #nostoppingus #girlpower #bossladies 👊💪#internationalwomensday.”
Ricki-Lee: “Happy International Women’s Day! Sending lots of love to all the ladies today! I’m very thankful for all the amazing women in my life! MWAH xxx.”
Georgie Parker: “Today was yummy 🌀💙🏊🏄🎣. The 8 th day of autumn 🍁……….yea ,right ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️. Have a top Sunday 🌀 And let’s not forget , its international Women’s day , but I reckon every day is really . Yo sisters.”
Erika Heynatz: “Girl in full bloom! The grass is greener for us all thanks to the huge strides taken by inspirational women around the world. Nike celebrate International Women’s Day with Limited edition Air Max featuring flowers and local heritage of style capitals @nikesportswear#airmax #fullbloom.”
Delta Goodrem: “#InternationalWomansDay love this quote!!! #Regramfrom a beautiful woman @lizzierenkert 💜#warriorwomen.”
Song of the day: Helen Reddy “I am woman”