A Beckon of Inspiring Change

A Beckon of Inspiring Change

March 2014

Christopher Mello

 Listening to a Found Voice for International Women’s Days.

March 8th, 1911 a date that should be celebrated to all women, as much as the tears of freedom and relief painting the checks of men and women as the numbers on they’re arms were replaced with names subsequently the demise of Hitler, post the Holocaust. A single day of the year used as a retrospective and remind ourselves of the struggles and equality through history women all around the globe have gone through and still face until this day- pursing for what we call being an individualized human being with equal rights and power as men, we call this day; International Women’s Day, officially first noted and celebrated on March 8th in 1911. “A day to look back at the progress women have made, to look forward and continue to strive for equality, and to celebrate all the amazing women around the world right now.”


Innovative and strong women are taking a stand, inspiring change to our lives in forms of career, lifestyle and health, its know wonder the 2014 International Women’s Day theme is Inspiring Change. They’re soft to the touch skin, inspires our art, our work, our lives, our wants and needs screaming aloud “get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights, human beings” like the proud Creek women of the American Indian tribe.


“Listen to the voices of determined women, of suffering women, of oppressed women, all over the world. Who are living through the worst of circumstances and yet are still finding a way to muster their courage and go and seek out that ray of hope and make a difference in they’re lives, so that you to may be inspired to become x, y and z women. These women should remind you, that your lives hold greater promise, and greater potential then where you are right at this moment. So listen, listen to these inspired possibilities of change. Listen to the women peering down on you. “ Through history we find confident daring women willing to fight for more then just they’re own battles- making an act for all those who are willing to fight for freedom, respect and honor; exemplifying the past historical women in time, like Harriet Tubman, what were to be if the underground railroad hadn’t departed onto the next stop? Or if Coco Chanel had obliged by the set rules, where would the female gender be today in all its glorious uproar? We look to our past hero’s; Saint Joan of Arc, Jane Adams, Ruth Fulton Benedict, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Pocahontas, Coco Chanel, Rosa Parks, Indira Gandhi, Sacajawe, Harriet Tubman, Ella Fitzgerald to now the more recent Billie Holiday, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Dilma Rousseff, Diana Princess of Wales, Lady Gaga and many more who stood up for what they believed in, believing they were worth so much more then what they were perceived as. So on March 8th, 2014 this day will be used by all women of sorts, shapes and sizes as “a day of recognition: a time to think about what it is that makes us unafraid to claim the label, “women”.


On March 8th, 1911, ends the demise of women, where since 1911 now in the 21st century we have female representations as presidents, hosts, icons, etc. To which has lead us having more women graduating with PhD’s then men at a 76%. So on March 8th, 2014 let us all join at the Humber Bay Arch Bridge from 5:30pm – 7pm, and on the Bloor Street Viaduct from 5pm – 6pm, as a stand to call for peace, equality, to end violence against women in war-torn countries, as women all over the world stand on bridges as the courageous soulful females did in the countries of Rwanda and Congo, building a bridge from one country to the other in hopes for peace in the future.


“If I were to be killed for what I believe in, then let my blood be a beckon for emancipation and my words a revolutionary paradigm for generations to come”

– Malalai Joya