International Women’s Day 2022

As the world turns upside down with Covid still in the news, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this year we should look upon all the women who show us the strength they have to survive the turmoil of the world in 2022.

For the women of Ukraine – you are our heroes. To have your lives upturned in a day, to becoming refugees – whether with kids or on your own, to say good bye to your fathers, husbands, sons, as you escape for your safety, not knowing if you’ll ever see them again. My heart goes out to you all. You are my heroes. You are showing strength that even you probably didn’t know you had. I applaud you. And I pray for your safety.

For the women of the adjoining countries – you are our saviours. You have opened your homes to families who have been displaced because of this illegal war that has been started. You are helping those who need help. You are holding those up who need it. You are letting these families in, and listening to their stories, and letting them cry, and feeding them. To you, I say thank you on behalf of so many people in this world. You are amazing.

For those women who are in the medical field – nurses, doctors – you are our strength. You are dealing on a daily basis with sick people, working ridiculous hours in order to keep us healthy and safe during a pandemic. I commend you for the job you continue to do, and thank you personally to those who helped me when I was sick with Covid earlier this year.

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For the women in politics, specifically here in Canada, I admire you. Being involved with politics is hard enough, but during a pandemic and a war, it’s even tougher. Keep on fighting for us, and doing what you do best. I believe in all of you.

And for all the other women out there, you are beautiful and strong and can do anything you put your mind to. You wake up every morning and go about your every day life, being a hero to someone. A child, a significant other, a parent – we are all heroes in someone’s eyes. We are all amazing and we should be proud of ourselves for getting to this point in our lives. Don’t ever doubt yourself. You can do it.

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