It’s March 8th! Which means it’s International Women’s Day. We here at TrowelBlazer Towers have made a point of celebrating women’s achievements EVERY DAY, but sometimes it’s nice to sit back and look at the big picture.

So here’s a big picture:


It’s lovely, isn’t it? As are each and everyone of you. For International Women’s Day we’d like to celebrate the amazing experience of looking out into the void that is the internet and seeing so many dedicated, engaged, and generous people who are willing to take the time and energy to contribute to our little project. So thank you. Thank you to the archivists who find treasure in bad handwriting and worse typography. Thank you to the museums and collections who have gone out of their way and down into the stores to bring forgotten stories back to life. Thank you to the researchers and writers who have uncovered secret histories and mislaid lives. Thank you to the few, the proud, the inspired — the members of the Order of the Blazing Trowel, and everyone who has taken the time to write for us.

Mostly, we just want to thank you. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for caring about equality, about historic inequity, and resetting imaginations. Thank you for providing a better future for the next generation, and giving a voice back to the generations before. It may not seem like much, but, in the words of Margaret Mead:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Keep on TrowelBlazing!


with much love from @brenna, @suzie, @becky, and @tori


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