Happy Valentine's day everyone! I know a lot of people feel strongly about loving or hating this holiday, but regardless of all that, I think it's great that there's a day set aside for us to remember and commemorate love. And I think what's really important is for us to remember to love ourselves and not let anyone tell us we aren't worthy of love or that we aren't beautiful. On this day, you should remember that you ARE lovely and you ARE worthy of being loved. Today, not only should you express love to the people in your life who are special, but you should take at least a few minutes to love yourself and celebrate how amazing you are in your special and unique way.
I love the story Eve Ensler tells in this video about beauty. Eve herself is a beautiful woman doing such great things for women around the world. If you've never heard about her V-Day movement, you should check it out (since it is V-day after all!).I'm constantly inspired by women like Eve and the passion with which they go into the world to make a real physical difference that matters. Valentine's day has never really been much about flowers and candy and fancy dates for me, I'm not that kind of girl anyway. But empowerment and real love that expresses itself in life-changing action, that's something I'm all about celebrating!
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.