Strong Women: May We Know Them, May We Raise Them, May We Be Them…this quote has always resonated with me. Maybe it’s because I have had the privilege of being surrounded my strong women from a very early age. My mom has long been an example of being unapologetic in standing in for what you believe in and instilling in both my sister and I that you CAN DO ANYTHING. There will never be enough words to express what my mother means to me (so I will just stop before tears prevent me from finishing this post). From my college days to now my days as a mother, I have found that each and every woman I have connected with are strong in their own way and this is why today we celebrate women all around the world. And to keep this celebration going through out the year, I am beyond excited to announce a new monthly feature coming to the blog entitled EMPOWHER. Each month I will interview a woman and share with you her story–from local business owners to woman making a difference around the world, I can’t wait to share this very special series with you.

EMPOWHER will kick off later this month with Georgia Bloom, the creative genius behind Sweet Peach Denim and the designer of the jacket I am wearing in this photo. So stay tuned!

And I will leave you on this day in the celebration of International Women’s Day one of my favorite quotes from the Notorious RBG.

“Feminism … I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, ‘Free to be You and Me.’ Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be. And if you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s OK too. That notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by artificial barriers—manmade barriers, certainly not heaven sent.”