International Women’s Day struck a chord with a host of female celebrities who used the special day to celebrate their achievements and continue the fight for female equality. Click to see all the powerful messages.
Chrissy Teigen, 29, Bella Thorne, 17, Lena Dunham, 28, Kourtney Kardashian, 35, and many more celebrities showed their support for International Women’s Day on March 8, an initiative that represents an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women and encourage equality among the sexes.
International Women’s Day: Lena Dunham & More Celebrate
Lena got very creative on International Women’s Day. She photoshopped herself over the Rosie the Riveter wartime propaganda poster. She captioned the pic: “Happy International Women’s Day! To all the incredible women I know and the ones I don’t – I wish you opportunity, power and joy. I wish you courage in the fight. And I hope beyond hope that you get a nap once in awhile. Thank you to @sads_tagram for the exciting photoshop job … every girl should have one of these.”
Meanwhile, Chrissy chose to show awareness for Not-There.org, a recent campaign that removed women from ads for International Women’s Day to promote gender equality Cara opted for a simple yet strong message: “I AM A WOMAN. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER.”
Kourtney remembered her sisters on International Women’s Day and pushed to “teach your boys” about what it means to be a strong woman. Bella chose the words of Coco Chanel to get her feelings across with a poster of one of the designers most famous quotes. The quote read, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
International Women’s Day: A Brief History
International Women’s Day is an opportunity all around the world to help remember that all women deserve to be respected, heard and celebrated. “Make It Happen” is the 2015 theme for special day to encourage action for advancing and recognizing women.
The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 in the United Kingdom. Even after all these years, women still have to fight for equality among men in this world.
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— Jon Boon