The theme for Women's History Month is something we feel very strongly about.
"Our History is Our Strength!"
The National Women's History Project
This is true for Zenobia's story. Her fight against injustices will give us strenght in our fight today.
In book two, Zenobia - Challenging a Legend chapter 27, Zenobia talks about the injustices she experienced as a child. Read the excerpt below:
We understand you had to masquerade as a boy growing up. That must have been a challenge.”
Zenobia chose to answer directly. “It was offensive.”
“Can you elaborate?”
“First, I had to pretend to be something I wasn’t. That was oppressive and it robbed me of a measure of freedom. It still irritates me to recall it, so I usually don’t.
Second, for years I lived with the fear that one slipup could get both me and my mother killed. Of course, I can tell you that was stressful, but the reality was far worse than you can imagine. That will never be repaired.
Third, though I survived, other baby girls did not. Didn’t they have a right to grow up, to find what happiness they could in this crazy world? It offends me that they were denied that opportunity. Truthfully, that should disgust anyone who cares about justice.”
In book one, Zenobia - Birth of a Legend, you can read about the events that save Zenobia's life.
Because of these experiences Zenobia wants to make a difference. Her story will inspire all who read it to fight with Zenobia and stop the injustices of this world.
Don't forget March 8th celebrates International Women's Day
How will you mark the day?
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet let's also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
Take the Pledge for Parity