In honour of International Women's Day, we asked friends of the POPSUGAR Australia family to share what International Women's Day means to them. Read all our stories, celebrating F*cking Awesome Females and continue to spread our message of empowerment and equality not just on March 8, but every day.
It was just the other day I said to my husband/partner/best friend as I was floating on my back in the sea on a perfect summers day, "I am exactly where I have always wanted to be in life."
As I said those words, an incredible feeling overcame me and with the sun in my eyes I took a moment to ponder how I got here . . . Hard work, resilience and self-motivation.
It wasn't that I had always believed in myself, quite the opposite. I had to do a lot of soul searching and personal development to find that side of me, to quiet the doubt and stop the self-sabotage. That came to me through helping other women find self-empowerment when I started a business mentoring 'women in business'.
Starting Face Halo seemed like a natural progression, and yet it felt bold and daring. I wanted to show my daughter that a woman with a family can do anything. It doesn't matter what age you are, it's never too late.
I want my daughter to know that yes, at times life can be tough, but it can also be glorious. Look for the good and make that work. Have courage, be strong and show vulnerability.
Happy International Women's Day to all the amazing women in the world!