International Women's Day got a great kick-off last night when Lady Liberty's lights accidentally shut off the even before the "Day Without Woman" protest. Now, the empowering holiday is upon us and people are tweeting up a storm about its significance.
But don't worry, there are plenty of memes, too.
March 8, is International Women's Day. The international holiday arose out of socialist movements from the early 20th century and evolved further as democratic nations began to adopt women's suffrage. In present day, the celebration gives feminists and activists around the globe the opportunity to venerate heroes and discuss topics with a wide range, such as women's health issues, gender-based violence, and human rights violations affecting all marginalized populations in a given country. It also provides an excuse to celebrate the women who, throughout history, have inspired us to fight for gender equality. From artists and inventors to current and past political figures, they all have inspired us with their words.
To help us celebrate the day, the peeps over at Ampersand Travel decided to put together some cool works of art honoring women from all over the globe who've accomplished incredible things. Scroll through to get inspired by women from virtually every continent on the globe. from Malala to Marie Curie.