This Graphic Shows Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

Worth the Read. Yesterday was the 95th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the US: Women’s Equality Day. While women empowerment seems to be gaining popularity, this article describes why we still need Women’s Equality Day.

TIME

Wednesday is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920.

That victory came after decades of activism by suffrage activists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was passed by Congress in 1919, and was ratified by the states in 1920—but not without some drama. By March of 1920, 35 states had approved the 19th amendment, one state shy of the two-thirds needed to pass. Many of the southern states were opposed to women’s suffrage, and the vote came down to Tennessee. Tennessee’s state legislature was divided 48-48 on whether women should be allowed the vote, but that tie was broken by 24-year old lawmaker Harry Burn. He had apparently received a letter from his mother urging him to “be a good boy” and…

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Hello August; Hello Adventure

“In life, it’s not where you go, but who you travel with.” -Charles Schulz, Peanuts

I came across this quote the other day and it stuck with me. 

On Sunday Allanah and I both had a free day and decided to spend it crossing some things off of our summer to do list. The main goal: find for a sunflower field. So we went for a short roadie to Wellington in search of our favorite flowers (which we didn’t find). 

But along the way we: 

  1. Had lunch at Panera 
  2. Got coffee from Starbucks for national friendship day 
  3. Made dark chocolate covered strawberries & bananas 
  4. Had car trouble & had to switch cars
  5. Peed on the side of a dirt road 
  6. Picked little flowers 
  7. Took Polaroid pictures 
  8. Tried a new place for dinner – YoB
  9. Saw thousands of Purple Marrin birds flying in 
  10. Looked at chalk art 

At the end of the night, when we were looking at the chalk art covering old town square, we found a drawing of a giant sunflower. And having someone in your life to look at a chalk drawing of a sunflower with after a day of searching for a sunflower field is so important. Because after all, sometimes it’s not about where you go, it’s who you go with.