Simply Strays

Published on March 8th, 2015


Honoring the Globe’s Women #PaintItPurple

International Women’s Day 2015
On March 8th each year, all around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater equality.  The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911.  Each year, thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.  Throughout the month of March, groups globally choose to #PaintItPurple to mark International Women’s Day and show support.

This year I wanted to do my own small part to give a shout-out to my amazing “sisters” that I’ve bumped into along the trail. Needless to say, I have plenty of images in my photo archives of my fellow lasses, both young and old. These are just a few – whittled into 3 collages of lasses from 3 different continents:

Lasses I’ve met in AFRICA:

(including Mozambique, Lesotho, Egypt and South Africa):

International Women's Day AfricaCollage


Lasses I’ve met in ASIA:

(including Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam and Myanmar)

International Women's Day AsiaCollage

Lasses I’ve met in The Americas:

(including Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and Ecuador)

International Women's Day TheAmericasCollage

International Women's Day PaintItPurple

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

2 Responses to Honoring the Globe’s Women #PaintItPurple

  1. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go says:

    Beautiful faces. Beautiful smiles. And oh, the stories they could tell!

    • Dyanne says:

      Oh my yes, Anita. choosing the pics was ever so enjoyable to relive my brief meetings with so many amazing women!

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