On International Women’s Day, I rose in the Assembly to acknowledge and raise my hands in gratitude to the amazing and powerful women in my life.
Laura, Phyllis, Sylvia, Emily, Joni, Heather, Ella, Yetsa, Madison, Patty, Sonia, Laura, JoJo, Maeve, Jonina, Stephanie, Hailey, Laura, Sarah, Claire and Rose. That is not an exhaustive list, but that is the best I could do this morning in the incredible women that I have in my life that have — as my mom Sylvia, who is on that list, said — forged me into the person that I am today. This list does not include my sisters-in-law, the numerous aunties and cousins that I have.
On International Women’s Day, I just wanted to just stand and mention the names of the powerful women in my life on the record here and raise my hands in an immense amount of gratitude for everything they’ve done for me. HÍSW̱ḴE SIÁM.
Thank you, to be seen and loved and honoured for a day is so uplifting by those men
who see us for all of our individual differences and our inherent differences and believe that the world is richer because of us – lovely lovely women!