International Women's Day 2017

 Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

International Women's Day is about celebrating women's contributions, achievements and sacrifices for the greater good of our world. 

A Strong Woman
is one who feels deeply
and loves fiercely
Her tears flow just as abundantly
as her laughter...

A Strong Woman
is both soft and powerful
She is both practical and spiritual...

A Strong Woman
in her essence
is a gift to the world...
— Soul Cysters
 Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

I was so pleased to learn the translation of "Chayil" which is Hebrew for Virtuous. Chayil is used over 100 times in the Hebrew Bible, we see in every instance it means valor, warrior, and army. 
 

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
— Proverbs 31:10
 Photographer: Vanna Dutch  

Photographer: Vanna Dutch  

Virtuous = Strong, wealth, virtue, valor, strength! 

Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.
— Proverbs 31:25
 Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

Photographer: Vanna Dutch 

International Women's Day "...isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson