To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we asked our community this question: What does being a creative woman mean to you?
Women have long used creativity as an outlet or means to articulate their struggle in the fight for gender equality. We hope through reading the responses below, women will be inspired to use their creativity and voice to continue celebrating what it means to be a woman, but also as a way to make powerful change happen.
If you feel inspired by this question, please do send us any creative writing to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site this Women’s History Month.
It means being able to freely express myself in the most fulfilling way.
It means finding a voice among the noise, and using it to amplify those who can’t.
Through creating work that details pain and suffering, yet also moments of confidence and friendship, this has allowed me to accept myself as I am and own my femininity with pride. Creativity is the way I can make myself vulnerable, however not see that as a weakness, but a strength.
Someone who brings imagination to life.
I can get my voice heard in a way that I want without people speaking for me.
It means to me that I can create creative solutions to issues I am passionate about such as education, history and disability. I can use creativity to express who I am and what is important to me.
Being a creative woman to me means: inspire, motivate and educate!
To me, being a creative woman means listening, both to the world around me and the world inside me. It means paying attention to what I find there, what I hear, see, and feel, and responding to that through words, images, and actions.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this blog post!