In your opinion, why is it important to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month? What do these annual events mean to you?
It is crucial to reflect on and study past events, and Women’s History Month provides an annual opportunity to do so. I came to appreciate the significance of International Women’s Day more as I realised it was not just about flowers and candies, but a recognition of the struggles and achievements of women. Celebrating International Women’s Day helped me understand this deeper meaning.
Which women inspire you?
Ukrainian women are a source of great inspiration to me. Whether they are those who have bravely left their homes to ensure the safety of their children and themselves, those who have stayed to volunteer and support their loved ones on the front line, or those serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces as medics, snipers, sergeants, stormtroopers, commanders, liaison officers, military scouts, and so on… I am constantly in awe of their strength and determination.
What was the most important piece of advice you’ve been given that you’d like to share with other women?
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.