I was going to call this ‘randomness’ but then you might not have read it. Nooo don’t stop reading (Enter The Matrix slow movement of Neo, note to self to see if I can get a full-length coat like his but in deep purple instead). Oh yes, purple.
I told Cassidy, whose blog I have been following for a long time now, that I would share a photo of me with my nails. Purple, sparkly, OPI brand, here you go:
And then my mind started its usually whirring. More notes to self and such. I mean, it’s Sunday, so it’s a day to rest, right? Nope, apparently not. Does your mind go on its hamster wheel a lot too? I began thinking about purple, the shade of International Women’s Day. It was a #paintitpurple movement earlier this month. Okay, so here’s the thing. I wondered why purple?
To the research task I went, until, I remembered. Resa told me about that. Remember her guest post last year about women’s right to vote? Aha, green, white, and violet were colors worn by women a hundred years ago to signify solidarity. Today the tradition of these colors continues as the official international women’s colors. As per the University of Queensland page on International Women’s Day, purple is “for justice, dignity, self reverence and self respect (and the women’s vote).”
And then, I found this video that served as the International Women’s Day Doodle in 2014. You may remember it or it may be new to you. It features over 100 women in it from around the globe. Inspiring women in the clip (1 min., 26 sec.) include Maria da Penha, a women’s right advocate in Brazil, Dora the Explorer (!!), World Boxing champion Mary Kom, and Maia Sandu, who is the Minister of Education in Moldova. Click here >> for the full list of women in the 2014 Google doodle video for International Women’s Day, if you want to see who everyone is in the video (they’re listed in order of appearance). I hope you enjoy it.
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