International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
Today, International Women's Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.
It's also an excuse (not that I need one) to shout about some of the women that are currently doing it for me (so to speak).
It's a mix of established talents, some enduring icons, some revivals and some recent discoveries, but by no means is it a definitive list of the woman I admire. I've also deliberately omitted the woman in the ICON range as it should be pretty apparent from their inclusion in this just how much they mean to me. Of course, as with everything there is an exception to this, and the exceptional exception is Miss Kylie Minogue; who would (and should) appear in every list I ever compile. Like all good lists this was going to be a Top Ten, but like all good ideas it hasn't quite worked out that way, so instead it's a Divine Dozen, and besides I haven't ranked them as they are all equally admirable and inspirational. So let's find out who they are.
This girl IS confidence. I first heard her song 'BOYS' on the radio in June last year, and couldn't stop listening to it. I loved her just for this song, and then I loved her even more when I saw the video - https://youtu.be/HQliEKPg1Qk.
You'd think that'd be enough, but no, not only is she a talented singer and songwriter, but she just nails it when it comes to style.
And then she tops it all off by being hella funny, just check out her Ron Burgandy jazz flute routine for the proof.
There's really nothing else to say, it's Kylie Minogue. She is, as Rufus Wainwright once famously said, the “gay shorthand for joy”. And according to Time Out "A Kylie Minogue concert is a religious experience that everybody should have at least once in their lives", so that's that then. https://bit.ly/2TvoyF3
TINA FEY & AMY POEHLER
Funny, funny, funny. And talented, oh how very talented these two are. Writers, actors, producers, comedians, directors, I think that about covers the list of things they excel at. Oh, and hosting, yeah, they're pretty good at that too.
Brilliant in their own ways and on their own projects, but completely unstoppable when they work together. Respect.