This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

I have known this for a while, but was reminded of it again yesterday.

One of the initiatives I have been helping with to support G Day‘s PR campaign is something we’ve called #GDayStories. Simply put, these are stories from team members, sponsors, G Day speakers, and media members (many of whom are moms) about their journey into, through, and after adolescence. When we launched G Day in January I wrote my own version of my G Day story.

Yesterday I received a G Day Story from CTV’s Ann Luu, and I realized that G Day had hit a breaking point. There is a very common element that flows through all of our stories: the willingness to share our trials and our successes. This is such an empowering realization, when you think about all of the women – and girls who are to become women – in the world and what I have in common with them. Like my definition of God, it is a divine spirit.

I didn’t write this because International Women’s Day just passed. I sat in front of the TV, watching the god-awful The Bachelor and seeing women struggle with their place in a reality-show based game, and thought: What AM I thankful for today? I’m thankful for the story I received today. And thankful for this power that we as women hold that we need to know we carry at every moment in our lives.

For my grandmothers, my mother, my sister, my teachers, my friends, my mentors, my clients and colleagues, my niece and young girls in my life, any woman who has come into my life and taught me something, and any woman who feels alone in the world – thank you.

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