Friday Favourites: March 2020

I am amazed at how much the world can change in a month. By now the Covid-19 pandemic has taken over our newsfeeds and many people are suffering its consequences firsthand. While I don’t want to underplay the gravity and importance of our current situation, March began with a different topic in mind: Women’s History Month.

As I was looking over the highlights I wanted to share today, I discovered a theme I hadn’t been aware of until I sat down to write this post: Feminism.

It’s been two weeks of lockdown here in Spain and I’d rather take a moment to think about something other than the virus. So if you are looking for something to do at home, here are a few recommendations from this month’s Friday Favourites:

  1. Self Made. This short series on Netflix tells the story of America’s first self-made female millionaire. It is based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker and has just 4 episodes. This brilliant show touches on many important topics and got me thinking, we need to hear more stories like this.

2. A History of the World in 21 Women by Jenni Murray. I’m only part way throught this book but I already want to recommend it. While choosing 21 women was always going to leave many other people out, the stories of each of these influential women offer a look into a side of history that frequently gets left out.

3. This compilation of poems. I’m not sure when I came across this collection by the Poetry Foundation but I thought this journey through the history of feminism in poetry was beautiful and empowering.

4. La Puerta Violeta by RozalĂ©n. Quarantine has brought out our creativity and we’ve been turning to music to cheer us up. This was one of the songs we’ve been singing around the flat all week.

What are some of your March favourites? Stay at home and tell me about some of your latest finds and fun.

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