International Women’s Day 2017 – #beboldforchange

Today is International Women’s Day, a day that “celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women”. This year’s campaign theme is “#BeBoldForChange”.

The International Women’s Day website explains:

“For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.”

Now, I could write an article about Tudor women who took actions to change their world, who even gave their lives for their beliefs, but I’m actually going to use this post to thank all the women historians and authors who I have worked with and continue to work with, for your tireless effort in bringing history to readers, and also a big thank you to the women who have supported me and continue to support me every day by reading my work, by giving me feedback, by picking me up when I want to give it all up, and for just being there. In a world that can be competitive and back-stabbing at times, I have found a community of people, many of them who are women, who are supportive and giving – I’m so grateful.

Have a very happy Women’s Day whatever you are up to today and let’s all do strive to do something today to make this world a better place.

Find out more about what this day means and what you can do at

In September 2016, I was lucky to meet my fellow MadeGlobal Publishing authors in London. As you can see, many of them are women. They’re a wonderful group and who better to visit the Tower of London with? We had so much fun!

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