My future woman, singing happily to her toy mice. Today on #internationalwomensday I feel grateful. Grateful for the women before me who sacrificed so I could enjoy certain freedoms and privileges. However I do not want to mistake gratefulness for complacency, there is still progress to be made not only for our gender but humankind. I also think of the many women on the planet who right now do not have equal or even basic rights as citizens, the mothers who don't have access to clean water or adequate food. As I made lunch for Elin today, I thought of the moms whose love for her child is equal to my own, yet cannot soothe their aching stomachs. The women who have had to abandon all that they've known to seek refuge in a foreign land only to endure prejudism, racism and being marginalized. I hope that we continue to progress so that by the time my girl is a woman, the 🌎 is a more loving and accepting place towards not only her gender, but all humans.