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Happy International Women's Day!

Posted on March 08, 2019

Panamanian author Cheri Lewis, whose "Open Hands" was featured on our blog.

What's International Women's Day?* It's a March 8th holiday with purported roots in both ancient Rome and Soviet Socialism, according to Russian Life

In its modern form, International Women's Day is understood differently by different people. For some, it's a time to give women flowers and "pleasant surprises of the breakfast-in-bed variety"(ibid.) For others, it celebrates women's art, activism, and contributions to public life. If you're interested in the latter form of the holiday, here's some writing by and about women from Words Without Borders

From the Blog
From Our Collections

To find many other texts, search "women authors" on the "Find" page, or see the blog post "7 Complex Female Characters in International Literature"

*This article is a re-post, with some new additions