What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
We’re interested to know, so we reached out to Omnibus collaborators and members of the Omnibus team to find out their answer.
Rhian Davies Producer (Creative Learning), Omnibus Theatre
“A chance to celebrate progress and to acknowledge the journey left to navigate.”
Stella Duffy Writer and Theatre-maker, Co-Director Fun Palaces
“IWD to me is about remembering with gratitude those who came before and fought for the freedoms we now have. It is about being aware of the huge amount still to do to achieve genuine equality for all. It is knowing that we do this work not just for ourselves, but for those to come.”
Diana Whitehead PR and Communications Manager, Omnibus Theatre
“Telling those untold stories about women who made a bold contribution in their lives. Giving those fearless groundbreakers a voice.”
“We women are of course an international tribe, and there is so much diverse and desperate work to be done for us, in so many places in the world. I am continuously horrified by the suffering and humbled by the strength of womankind. We must each of us be aware of the others, and speak up on behalf of the others. Not only for those we see in our own lives, but for all of those who must fight just to keep living their lives.”
Felicity Paterson Senior Producer, Omnibus Theatre
“Support for all my sisters not just my cis-ters!”
Briony O’Callaghan Artistic Director, Created a Monster
“I feel sad that we need an International Women’s Day. Do we only get a day? Can we formally name every day International Women’s Day? We do make up 51% of the population after all. Let us celebrate womanhood whenever we want to. Just like we should celebrate love on occasions other than St. Valentine’s Day. Women deserve more than a day. We are not a niche, nor a minority. We shouldn’t have to remind the world that we exist. We are the world.”
Jeremy Wong Development Officer, Omnibus Theatre
“A reminder of all the work that still needs to be done to achieve equality and equity!”