Happy International Women’s Day! Buona Festa della Donna! International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world. It recognizes the contributions of women to society, originating in the labor and suffrage movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries. To celebrate today, recognize the women in your life, thanking them for their leadership and service.
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Buona Festa! International Women’s Day
Mimosa, the flower and tree pictured, is the symbol of International Women’s Day or la Festa della Donna in Italy. It is currently blooming in warmer climates of the Italian peninsula. International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world. It recognizes the contributions of women to society, originating in the labor and suffrage movements of…
The Goddess Within
Happy International Women’s Day! I offer this statuette of the goddess Cybele, the ancient mother goddess from Anatolia, as homage to all of the mothers and women in leadership and caretaking positions. Your power is profound and inspirational. You all have goddesses within! This marble piece is Roman from 1st-2nd century AD, based on a…
Thank Women In Your Life
On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day or la Festa della Donna. As a symbol of respect and appreciation, Sicilians and Italians give sprigs of mimosa trees, like this one I photographed in Castelveltrano, Sicily to the women in their lives. The yellow blooms of mimosa appear this time of year in warmer regions…
Today, Celebrate the Women in Your Life
Madonna and child, Palermo Cathedral.
A Woman with a Vision
A working woman with a vision: detail from a painting in the chambers at Palermo’s Palazzo dei Normanni, the house of Sicily’s parliament.