Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Year-Round

National Women’s Party demonstration in front of the White House in 1918

Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but our history can’t be confined to a single month. Every day, women are breaking barriers and working to build a better feminist future for everyone. We have rounded up a few ways you can continue to channel and celebrate this spirit year-round.

  1. Watch a documentary or film about women’s history or significant to women’s history in film. Not sure where to start? The Queen of Basketball (2021) is a short documentary about Luisa Harris, the first and only woman drafted to the NBA. Katheryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director with her film, The Hurt Locker (2008). A League of Their Own (1992) is the top-grossing baseball movie of all time.
  2. Read books by women and books that challenge/confront toxic gender norms. A few of our recommendations include Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemely, True Biz by Sara Novic, and Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom.
  3. Visit a virtual museum exhibit. The National Women’s History Museum has several virtual exhibits to explore that will introduce you to women trailblazers from the past and present. You can learn about the first wave of feminism, women’s participation in the Olympics, and much more.
  4. Organize in your community. You can coordinate or attend a rally in defense of an issue you’re passionate about such as abortion rights. You could also plan a period product donation or volunteer at a local organization.
  5. Subscribe to women-led podcasts. We recommend On The Issues with Michelle Goodwin which covers the latest on gender justice news and Feminist Frequency Radio which brings a feminist perspective to media critique.
  6. Follow and support feminist thinkers, creators, and artists on social media such as Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy), Blair Imani Ali (@blairimani), Liz Plank (@feministabulous), Mini Moffie (@mimimoffie), Mary Catherine Starr (@momlife_comics), and Caitlin Blunnie (@liberaljane).

Take Action! Celebrate, support, and advance women’s history year round.