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Issue 1616

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

Wherever you’re reading this – on the train, at your kitchen table, at your desk, at the pub – I want you to think about the incredible women in your lives. Think about all they do and all they’ve had to carry.

To all the strong, incredible, intelligent, resilient women, non-binary and gnc people kicking butt every day, please keep doing what you’re doing. Don’t be afraid to celebrate your achievements, don’t be afraid to speak up and speak out, and never ever be afraid to ask for more. Thank you for influencing and inspiring me, and those around you, every single day. You can’t be what you can’t see, and every time you put yourself out there, you’re sending a ripple into the universe.

If we leave behind one thing, let it be that all the women that come after us have the easiest path to outdo us in every way possible – in that way, it’ll all be worth it. And in the word’s of Rupi Kaur (who is so much better at words than I) “We all move forward when we recognise how resilient and striking the women around us are.” Because every day I’m realising it more and more.

Happy International Women’s Day.