International Women's Day

Celebrating Strong Women, Female Friendship, & Literary Sisterhoods

Happy International Womxn’s Day*, humans! Today’s holiday focuses on celebrating womxn and their accomplishments, while simultaneously recognizing that equality & equity are ideals we’re working towards—not something we’ve already achieved. This year’s IWD theme is #BalanceforBetter, a call to action to create a gender-balanced world, with more equitably balanced representation in boardrooms, media coverage, government, literature…and more!

Some of our favorite female characters, girls and women, model deep, rich relationships with others in their stories—friends, sisters, cousins—and this week, we want to highlight a few whose adventures between the pages we’ve read, loved, and looked towards as models for friendship and sisterhood: