Okay, so it is technically past midnight, but I am still celebrating International Women’s Day!! I wanted to post earlier but ya girl had to work late tonight #hussle.
Better late than never, right?
This is a day to celebrate and appreciate all of the achievements that women have made and continue to make all over the world.
Women have and continue to face disparities in the workplace, unequal division of labor in household and childcare responsibilities (especially during the pandemic), and are often victims of trauma and sexual assault. However, women are strong. Women are resilient. Women continue to overcome mountains to create better conditions for themselves and pave the way for other women.
As a fellow woman, I am in debt to history makers that came before and can only try to pay it forward as best as I can.
As a tribute to this day, I am hyping some local, women-owned businesses right here in our community. So many history makers right here!
Caribbean Queen (if CQ has an insta let me know!): Valerie Phillips, aka Ms. Queen, makes really tasty Caribbean food. Feels home-cooked and delicious. Pictured is Curry goat.
Superette Wine and Provisions (@Superette.gnv): I’ve raved so much about the wonderful Maya and Katherine. Definitely try Superette for the food, wine, and atmosphere!
Madre’s Cake (@madrescake): Amazing cakes. Nuff said! I also love the sweet and inspirational messages she posts on Instagram!
Shy’s Makes and Bakes (@shydeenhassweets): on my must-try list for baked goods (delivery available too!)
Pasta By Pollio (@pastabypollio): Want to learn how to make pasta or ravioli from a pro? Book her private classes! Such a great date night or birthday activity too!
What are your favorite women-owned businesses?