#BRIKAmonthlymantra: March edition

#BRIKAmonthlymantra feminism joan of arc monthly mantra

See you in another four years, Leap Year, and hello, March! The arrival of the month that will usher in spring also, more importantly, marks Women’s History Month. Finding its roots in the one-year anniversary of the New York City garment worker’s strikes in 1909, what first emerged as a single International Women’s Day turned into Women’s History Week in the U.S., and by 1987, Congress passed a proclamation that set the foundation for the month-long observance. Designating a month to commemorating the achievements of women has been criticized for being irrelevant, despite the fact even now, we may be on the brink of a moment in history that sees the first female President in nearly three centuries. However, the need to revisit a social history that largely ignores women’s contributions is just as crucial now as it was when Women’s History Week was first founded. Lenny Letter writer Doreen St. Félix sums up aptly: “It’s imperative, for us as cultural descendants, to rewitness these different histories, these stories that continue to color and shape our lives.” As storytelling is woven into the very fabric by which BRIKA operates, tell us: which influential female figures in history do you celebrate by reading, revisiting or sharing their tales of empowerment? Fittingly, our #BRIKAMonthlyMantra is by Joan of Arc, one of the most iconic female warriors in history: “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” As a female, what makes you fearless? Share your stories with us by commenting below or letting us know on TwitterInstagram and Facebook @shopBRIKA using the hashtag #BRIKAMonthlyMantra. We'll share our favorite posts on our social channels, and will be revisiting this theme in future March posts right here. Have a great month!

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