International Women's Day celebrated online by This Girl Can

On the new NUSU campaign celebrating female success for International Women’s Day

Bilyana Yordanova
23rd March 2021
Image: This Girl Can via Facebook. Shows previous year's IWD celebration.
On 8 March, we celebrate women worldwide by attending various events and workshops in Newcastle. However, this year has not been like any other, affecting how we celebrated International Women's Day.

This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, most of the planned events did not occur, and those that did were online.

'This Girl Can Newcastle' is a NUSU campaign run by Athletic Union Officer Benthe Tanghe, in celebration of International Women’s Day. The campaign involved twelve free, online sessions that people were able to attend from the comfort of their homes, from inspiring discussions about mindfulness and self-challenge to grounding floor focused yoga, family workouts, HIIT, Zumba and Guided Self-massage.

Another celebratory event was the online screening of Portrait of a Lady on Fire at Tyneside Cinema. This French movie revolves around two females who have an inspiring, strong, on-screen connection, and was put on by Bird’s Eye View Film studio and their project, Reclaim the Fame.

Apart from seeing one of the biggest hits at the Cannes Film Festival this year, people were also able to see an exclusive interview introduction with the director Celine Sciamma.

Although COVID-19 restrictions forced the celebration of women to change this year, organisers gave people the chance to appreciate women’s achievements and empowerment.

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