Happy International Women’s Day from the team at butter LONDON. To celebrate, we chatted with a few of our talented butter LONDON besties to find out what inspires them to inspire others.
Why is International Women’s Day important to you To me, International Women’s Day is such an important celebration to honour the achievements of women from all around the world and to raise awareness about issues such as gender equality and women’s rights. It’s a special time to recognize the women that paved the way before us, the women in our life, and to empower young girls.
How do you lift up/inspire women in your everyday life (friends/family/followers)? In my everyday life, I try to take some time to connect with the women in my life. Sometimes, that includes meeting up for coffee to check in and catch up on life, attending an event they worked hard to organize, being a shoulder to cry on, or simply being present and providing encouragement.
What do you do to help make yourself feel empowered? I try to always have a positive mindset and surround myself with supportive friends and family. This makes my heart full and this is when I feel the most empowered.
Why is International Women’s Day important to you? International Women’s Day is so important, now more so than ever especially in today’s world. Gender inequality is still rampant in the work environment, especially experiencing it myself recently, it is important for employers to recognize how necessary it is to treat women equally. I work for a large hospital in NYC where as a women, my concerns were looked at as annoying or dramatic but when my male counterparts complain, there is swift change. Empowering women is an ongoing fight and it will continue until there is true equality. I truly feel that applications should remove the gender check box to expedite this change!
How do you lift up/inspire women in your everyday life (friends/family/followers)? In my daily life, I try to always be engaged in the conversations I have, give positive feedback and always be encouraging with my family and friends.
What do you do to help make yourself feel empowered? Every morning I try to empower myself by taking that time in self-care and enjoying my morning coffee while journaling for the day.
Why is International Women’s Day important to you? International Women’s Day to me is a day we celebrate all things women, from our history, our constant women’s rights movements and to remind the world that we are present and taking up space in society. It’s a chance to celebrate the great women that came before us, to celebrate us and to empower our girls and show them a world where we matter.
How do you lift up/inspire women in your everyday life (friends/family/followers)? I try to be authentic and true to myself in the hopes that the women in my life, social media included, can be true to themselves and embrace all things women. I do so by the way I carry myself, freely expressing who I am in how I look and sharing my journey with others. I can only hope that the women around me can be inspired to freely express themselves and be confident in who they are!
What do you do to help make yourself feel empowered? Empowering myself is a full time job, by that I mean, I have to do it daily. I speak positivity into my life, I envision the life that would make my younger self proud and I work towards that goal. The women in my life also help me do so, seeing other women take up space, exude confidence and stand up for what they believe in empowers me to do the same! So shoutout to the women who show us that it is possible!
Why is International Women’s Day important to you? International Women’s Day is an important celebration of all the amazing achievements and contributions women have made. I think it is so important to have women mentors and role models in our lives, no matter our gender, and IWD is a special day to uplift those important figures in our lives.
How do you lift up/inspire women in your everyday life (friends/family/followers)? In my everyday life I enjoy checking in regularly with the women in my life and supporting them in their endeavors. I appreciate their constant encouragement and provide them same to them. Yes for women uplifting women!
What do you do to help make yourself feel empowered? Practicing daily gratitude has made me feel empowered. By taking in the wonderful aspects of my life, from the people in it to the career I’m building and the hobbies I’m enjoying, I am able to create positive energy that makes me feel like I can achieve anything I set my mind to!
Why is International Women’s Day important to you? International Women’s Day is important to me because it sheds a light on how powerful women are and have been for many many many years! It’s not the only day women should be recognized for their accomplishments, but it’s an extra special day to come together and celebrate around the world!
How do you lift up/inspire women in your everyday life (friends/family/followers)? Inspiring others is very important to me and something I love to do. On and off social media I am all about sending positive vibes. On IG I share positive vibes with each manicure I post to spread happiness because there’s always someone who needs a little uplift. Outside of IG, whatever the situation is, I’m always the one to “look on the bright side” and I make myself available to talk through anything that a family member or friend might need advice on.
What do you do to help make yourself feel empowered? To make myself feel empowered, I remind myself how far I’ve come with this nail art passion of mine. It’s a tough road, but looking back at where I started always helps me realize the difference I’ve already made and how much farther I can go.