#WomenInspire: A Women’s History Month Blog Carnival [Call For Submissions]
If you have been following the MSW@USC blog for some time, you know that we love to host blog carnivals focused on the issues and topics that matter to you most. The best part about these blog carnivals is the wonderful community of bloggers that comes together to share their personal testimonials as they did for the suicide prevention campaign last September and in November, bloggers gathered to remind one another to be thankful every day during the #My3Thanks campaign.
As we reflect on Women's History Month this March, we invite you to join our “#WomenInspire” blog carnival by celebrating the incredible women who inspire you to change the world for the better. Women’s History Month has been celebrated during the month of March since the 1980’s and International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 for almost 40 years. According to UN Women, it’s “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”
We all have a shero. Who is yours?
A shero is a female-identified person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Example: My shero is Gloria Steinem because of her social and political activism fighting for justice and equality for women worldwide. Women around the world are making a difference every single day. These sheros are the women who stand for positive change, gender equality and women’s civil and social rights. These women do things—big and small—to ensure that women’s rights are recognized and respected. Honor a woman in your life by telling her story on your blog, and she could be featured on our site! Don’t miss this opportunity to share her story with the world.
No good deed is too small. If she had a positive impact on you or on your community, we want to hear about it!
Here is how to participate in the Women Inspire Campaign:
1. Write your blog:
Use your blog to tell us how your shero inspired change—change in yourself, herself or maybe on a larger scale, such as change in your community or change for a cause. Pick one of the prompts below:
She inspired me to_________by_________.
She made a difference because_________.
She created change in her community by_________.
2. Place the #WomenInspire Badge on your blog or website!:
If you'd like to write your own blog, we encourage you to include the “Women Inspire Change” badge pictured below which recognizes International Women's Day and includes #womeninspire. Embed the badge on your site using the HTML code provided on our campaign page.
Embed this Graphic on Your Site:
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