March is Women’s History Month. On Sunday, March 8th women all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme for the day is #EachforEqual. This means that we are all responsible for our thoughts and actions – all day, every day. Each one of us can come together to help create a gender-equal world absent of stereotypes, biases, and perceptions of one another. I believe the only way to do this, would be to learn a little more about each other through outlets like interviews.
Charice Moore is the founder and author of simplycharice. Simply Charice is a personal blog of everyday life and food that she loves to share. I think Ms. Charice’s true content is hidden behind the delicious recipes of food. She gives you positive affirmations and encouragement to putting one foot in front of the other and take one bite at a time with those obstacles in life.
International Women’s Day Interview:
What is your special skill?
I work with non verbal autistic children. They are truly brilliant people [with] just a different way of expressing things in life we often take for granted.
What age group are you in?
I am over 40 years of age.
What is your favorite thing about being a woman?
Being empathetic when needed and knowing how to use God given intuition at the right time in life. I love absolutely being able to take on stressful roles in my career or just managing family and friend functions with ease. I have enjoyed motherhood and also being the best Nana to 4 beautiful grandkids. Being a woman I can be a soft and gentle to myself, knowing and understanding the difference to be a wife, confident and friend at the right moment. Knowing when to be a friend and to also when to be the accountable when I am wrong or a friend is wrong. Women wear so many hats and we the best thing on this earth to get the job done when needed.
Do you have any personal or professional insecurities that you think is from being a woman? Why?
No. To be honest I never had a problem assuming the role I needed to execute in my career.
Are there any assumptions about women that you would like to change? Why?
That we do not like to work together. I would love for this to change because I love working with women and we can accomplish so much together.
What do you believe will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
Being heard and challenged not because of their education or skills, just simply because of being a woman. Seems like even in 2020 that will always be a problem in society, in homes and in careers men seem to have a hard time letting woman be the best woman they can be because they may outshine them when everyone can simply work together.
Is there a woman who inspires you? Why?
Yes. My best friend she just exudes grace and never gives up. Even when I think she may be on her last count she is right there coming up with solutions until things are handled in an area of her life and I love and admire her for that.
What world and/or national events have influenced your life?
The event that influenced my life was really when Barack Obama became our 44th president and to see Michelle Obama being first lady. All my life everyone while growing up was a white president and first lady. To see a woman to be held in such high regard but relatable like my mother and aunts along with other great black women that have or had the privilege of having a great influence in my life.
Where is the furthest place you have traveled to? Why did you go there?
Cologne, Germany on vacation to see friends living there.
What thing in your life has brought or given you the greatest satisfaction or fulfillment? If you could go back as far as you could, what time would you go to and what would you change?
I take great satisfaction in making everyone around feel welcomed and not being afraid to be themselves. If I could [go] back in time it would be the last day my father was at my home before he passed, just to get more time in that day before he passed later that evening. Even though I told him I loved him as he left I wold tell him over and over again until his last breath he took. My father was my best friend and the first male to let me know I can do anything I want to do in life.
I thank Charice for participating in this International Women’s Day interview series. It is a pleasure getting to know her through these few questions. Her contribution to this theme shows us that she is so chill being in her own section of the world blessing us with affirmations to help keep us positive in this thing we call life.