It’s officially Women’s History Month. Which means we’re putting a big spotlight on those who have made significant contributions in years past and present. Because unless you’ve forgotten (how could you??), women play a vital role in history.
So we rounded up products that celebrate those that have paved the way. From some names you’ve heard, to some you maybe haven’t.
Psst...we’re also shedding a light on women-owned brands that are giving back. Check ‘em out.
This set includes four glasses, each dedicated to a different icon. You can choose from Sojourner Truth, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, or Clara Barton. Honestly we can’t pick, so we’ll take a sip from each. Cheers. ($16+, Uncommon Goods)
She was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word. And is the recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. So she’s kicking butt and isn’t even 25 yet. We can’t keep up. ($15+, Purrfect Feminist on Etsy)
And dared to live dangerously. Each biography is about a woman who risked their life in some way for the betterment of others. Like Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who flew in space. And Helen Gibson, the first woman who became an American professional stunt person. All we can say is 'wow.' ($11.49, Amazon)
She was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. Oh, and she was the first Black woman to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties. ($13.95, The Card Bureau on Etsy)
But we’re not just talking gold medals and big titles. This book covers athletes that have fought for equal pay and the right to play in all-male leagues. These athletes (like Simone Biles and Billie Jean King) have proved their strength, ability, and skill. And we’re in total awe. ($17, Uncommon Goods)
A prolific writer and a civil rights activist, Maya Angelou achieved it all. She wrote cookbooks, children's books, autobiographies, and poetry. So as a little motivation, frame this quote and put it on your desk. ($5, Full Circle Press on Etsy)
Because there is no single type of woman. As an LGBTQ+ advocate, Laverne Cox has traveled across the country to speak about moving beyond gender expectations. She encourages those to live authentically. And we second that. ($15, Feminist Pencils on Etsy)
Pick a strong woman and get to it. You can choose from Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai. But it doesn’t stop there. You can bounce to crosswords, mazes, and word searches. Each page will introduce you to a new icon. ($9.79, Target)
Alissa Chavez is a Latinx teen who invented the Hot Seat to prevent infant deaths in warm cars. Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie. How did they do it? This book dives into their struggles, biggest questions, and accomplishments. Girls really do solve everything. ($12.52, Amazon)
What hasn’t Dolly Parton accomplished? She’s a singer, actress, writer, and humanitarian (among other things). Psst...this print is a digital download so you’ll have it instantly. Just choose your size and you’ll get the file sent to you. ($7, Morning House Prints on Etsy)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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