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Why I celebrate the International Women's day

international womans day Hooray!In Norway where I grew up March 8th was a big day. We marched in parades through the city, we dressed up in nice clothes, we said congratulation!

In Norway women have as close to equal rights as it gets at this time on our planet, so one could easily say, “whats the big deal”, “lets not create more division”, or “what is gender anyway”, or “I don’t want to be identified as a woman, I am a human being” etc etc etc.

But we didn’t. we said; let us never forget that our freedom is new and tender, let us never forget that the largest suppressed group on the planet today is women.

And this is why I celebrate this day with all my heart;

Because of a gratitude deeper than I can ever express, for the path that was cleared before me by brave women who fiercely stepped into the unknown, not very long time ago.

Because of solidarity with all the women who are not free yet. May they never ever be forgotten.

Because we still have a new steps to take into an awaken and fully empowered feminine, and we need each others support along the way

Because I celebrate the feminine in all, and i will never stop giving it voice

Happy Happy International women’s day!

With Love Chameli


  1. Catarina says:

    Thank you Chameli for your endless celebration of the femine power:)

    I am a Swedish woman working on this very day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A country full of strong, beautiful and powerful women who are due to poverty and religion not free. They are in a situation where our great grandmothers were 100 yrs ago…so while we ( in the west ) have the wonderful opportunity today to awake and dance our feminine empowerment we must never forget our sisters around the world who are struggling every day to feed the children and holding the society and families together –

    together as a sisterhood the feminine power will heal the world!


  2. lisa mcgregor says:

    I am thinking of my Norwegian grandmother, Hilda Hendrickson and her two sisters, Nellie and Petra.

    She was born in the late 1800’s.

    Beautiful sentiment, Chameli. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. flow555 says:

    Very well expressed. Keep giving voice to the feminine! Absorbing it into human-ness is a subtle supression. Empowered and free women have an obligation to stand up for our sisters who do not enjoy freedom. We have an obligation to our selves, to hold a space for our own feminine energy to express, so we too don’t simply become absorbed in busy, modern, external culture.

    I really like this site, and I really like reading all of the comments. Thank you sisters!

  4. Ganga says:

    Happy Woman’s Day to you to Chameli!
    Your work is truly outstanding and inspiring and necessary. Here is to your continued success and impact on the hearts of women and the men that love them.

    Have an awesome, super , fantastic and wonder-filled day!!!!



  5. Jill says:

    Happy International Women’s Day Chameli! (I never knew there was such an occasion) Thanks for your story and that beautiful picture on your post.

  6. Nura says:

    thank you for this Chameli! I’m so grateful to my female ancestors, allways carrying them with me, and in respect for them, i deeply apreciate all the freedom i have as a woman of today, living in such a privileged way.

    thank you for the impact your work has on my life! so happy, i met you! love, Nura

  7. Jivan says:

    Thank you Chameli for this little sweet story…

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