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5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day 2017

5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day 2017

This Wednesday 8th March marks International Women’s Day. A event that has been celebrated since the early 1900’s, the day is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And as the day is all about spreading the love for your sisters all around the globe, why not use any excuse possible to celebrate it. If you’re stuck for ideas but are keen to commemorate the day, we’ve rounded up 5 ways you can celebrate the momentous occasion.

1. Read

Women reading book

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What better day to give yourself a feminist makeover than on the day dedicated to the female sex. We recommend channelling your inner feminist and reading a female empowered novel. Our top picks include:

We recommend: WE:  A Manifesto For Women Everywhere

Written by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadal, the book defines an inspiring, empowering and provocative manifesto for change. Providing a timely antidote to the “have-it-all” superwoman culture, the book instead focuses on what ultimately will make women happier and ‘more free’.

We recommend: I Call Myself A Feminist

Showcasing the views of twenty-five women under the age of thirty, this newly released collection of essays highlights the voices of women speaking about what it means to be a modern day feminist and approaches what the term has come to mean in society.

2. Run

women exercising

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Grab your running shoes and join hundreds of women to take part in a free 5km run in London. Whether you’re an avid runner or just fancy giving it a go, the event is all about bringing women closer together to build a community, make friends and celebrate your body. Even better, the run will be followed by a social where each runner will receive a goodie bag. Organised by @wmnrun, you can register here.

3. Film

What better time to watch Embrace, a film starring by body-image activist Taryn Brumfitt that on International Women’s Day. Prepare to cry and laugh as the writer and speaker challenges the global issue of body loathing. The film will be screened in cinemas across the UK on the 8th March (IDW).

4. Debate

Join an array of panellists including MP Jess Phillips, Catherine Mayor, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and activist and journalist June Eric-Udorie, as they debate “is feminism for everyone?” Join the discussion at Intelligence Squared in London to find out, tickets £30. Buy here

5. Video: Be part of our #betogether campaign

International Women's Day

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This month, we’ve made it our mission encourage women to #betogether by reaching out to a number of inspirational women to ask them five burning questions about beauty, inspirations, as well as asking them to share the beauty tips they learnt from the most important woman in their life… their mum.

But most importantly, we want to hear from you! We’re asking to you download the video app https://seenit.io/ onto your phone and video yourself answering our five questions that we’re just dying to know the answer to…

The best 20 entries will be used as part of a longer video featuring an array of influencers and staff from Beauty Expert HQ. But better still –

“The best five entries will receive a hand selected product every month to review on Beauty Expert for the rest of the year!” 

So if you want to be part of something truly inspirational this March and be in with a chance of keeping your bathroom cabinet stocked up for the rest of the year, follow the instructions below:

 

Are you going to #betogether with Beauty Expert this International Women’s Day? You decide…



Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson

Beauty Editor