An Ode to unity to celebrate Women’s History Month


“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” ~ Maya Angelou

As we come to the end of Women’s History Month this March, we at Enjoolata would like to pay homage to the incredible women who came before us, stand alongside us, guide us, and continue to inspire us. 

Every woman’s experience is unique. While we may face some everyday struggles as a collective, it’s important to embrace our complexities. We believe that this allows us to appreciate and respect the diverse perspectives of all women, creating a more inclusive and supportive community.

There is a deep power in acknowledging how we have been sculpted by our experiences and gifted elements of ourselves by those we have loved and encountered. While recognising the significant impact of social influences on our individual experiences, our true power as a collective force emerges when we unite beyond our differences. It is in this unity that we, as change-makers, find our greatest strength and capacity for transformation.

This is why we’d like to take the time to introduce the International Network of Women for Brighton & Hove (INWBH), a celebration of shared experiences, individual stories, and the collective strength forged through diversity. This extraordinary network, nurtured by the dedication of volunteers, has become a sanctuary for approximately 400 women from 56 countries! They are a powerful advocate for inclusivity, recognising and addressing the intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination faced by women from marginalised backgrounds.

The INWBH make sure to cherish and encourage the beauty of communion and collaboration with other women. From sewing classes and art groups to cooking sessions featuring traditional dishes from around the world, the network’s diverse activities reflect its commitment to nurturing the multifaceted needs and interests of its members. These offerings, coupled with outdoor activities promoting holistic wellbeing, enrich the lives of the women involved, fostering a sense of community and connection.

In commemorating INWBH, we celebrate the multifaceted identities and stories of all women. Their dedication to fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and community solidarity is an inspiring model for organisations and individuals as we continue to champion the invaluable contributions of women everywhere to a more inclusive and equitable society.

Thank you to the wonderful women at Enjoolata and beyond who allow us the space to breathe and grow as we foster this community of partnership, creativity, kindness, and collaboration.

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