International Women's Day

Every day is women's day in my world because I am a human woman.

Every day I try to find stories of how women and men across the world are fighting for equal rights for the different sexes.

It's an important fight and I like to see how the industries I am involved with are tackling the subject.

As you may know (bcause I've mentioned it a bazillion times on this site!) I have come to illustration from the animation world. Film is my number one love! Being in the cinema watching a new (or old) movie with a fist full of Malteasers is my happy place.

I am excited to see more stories of women and people of colour coming to the forefront of our cinema and television, without having to be pigeoned holed into a rom-com or chick-flick category.

Hidden Figures was one of my favourite films during this year's award season. It was wonderful to see some, to quote Canadian comic, Katherine Ryan... 'Strong, Powerful, Beautiful, Black' women, not to mention genuises, on the screen.

The film industry still has a long way to go to achieve equality, with only 7% of the Top 250 films of 2016 having been directed by a female.

International Women's Day is a great time to acknowledge the disparity in equality across industries not to mention across the globe, socially and economically.

I look forward to the day when we don't need to have an International Women's Day. But until then... Happy IWD!

International Women's Day