12 Feb Who run the world…
Sweethearts season is upon us and for many it’s time to get all loved up and post pics with bae. For others it’s a time to bury the head in the sand and avoid at all costs. Others say it’s a time to love yourself.
Either way, not everything in the month of love is about that special someone. Whether you’re celebrating V-Day or avoiding it, say hello to your new favourite, single-safe, holiday: Galentine’s Day.
A day ahead of Valentine’s, this day is all about appreciating and loving the ladies in your life- whether it’s your mum, sister, besties, a mentor or even work colleagues. They’ve been here through it all with you and they deserve your affection.
Showing the power of pop culture, and the media’s love of an official day, ‘Galentine’s Day’ was created by a character on a cult show ‘Parks and recreation’. In an episode called ‘Galentine’s Day’, character Leslie gathers a group of her closest friends for a waffle brunch.
The character Leslie claims, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” And thus, Galentine’s Day was unofficially added to everyone’s calendar.
At HUSH we thought about ways we could impact the lives of not just our close circles of girls but the wider community of women and came up with some partnerships that we think are making an amazing difference to the life of women.
Order lunch for the team and know that you’re supporting women and children escaping from domestic violence. Famous chefs provide the recipes and opportunities in their kitchens for the women- you get a great lunch.
Have a 5-year goal to reach $1million to support women with gynaecological cancer, find a way to help or donate on their website.
Grab the girls and register for your local Mother’s Day Classic event in May. A great way show support and solidarity to women dealing with breast cancer.
However there’s no wrong way to celebrate. Why not honour the original Galentine’s Day with a waffle brunch, spoil your sister spontaneously, or pop champagne in the office and just celebrate your team. Who run the world…