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The importance of celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month cannot be overemphasized.

Apart from being a time to acknowledge the women who have made remarkable strides coming together and demanding action throughout history, it is also a time to recognize our own dignity, strength, and accomplishments as well as empower other women to find their voices and be confident.

To honour women’s month this year, we’ve created a checklist with 8 easy tasks for you our BellaStylistas to celebrate yourselves and the special and outstanding ladies in your life.

Your challenge if you choose to accept is to tick off all the items on the list before the end of the month!

Read on to see all the items, as well as, the template you can use to share your progress.

– Share your #WCW on Instagram

Every girl would love to be on some else’s Instagram on Wednesday for genuine reasons.

– Buy your girlfriend a small gift… Just because

Luckily for you, we have an up-to-date section of fashion items you can shop with ease and well-curated gift guides. What’s your excuse to not buy your friend a gift to make her day even brighter?

– Read about an aspirational African Woman

Uzo Aduba, Dambisa Moyo, Lupita Nyong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alek Wek, Reni Folawiyo,… the list is endless! Read about their inspiring journies and remember your dreams are valid too.

– Send compliments via DM to some of your fave women

Social media has become a great platform to stay in touch, this month, use it to make someone smile.

– Have a day/night out with your best girls

AKA another excuse to go out this Friday *wink*

– Take your mother on a “Mummy & Me” date

It’s really important to carve out special bonding time with your mother; from mani-pedi dates to cooking/baking projects or even just a long catch-up phone call.

– Tell your best friend what quality(ies) you love most about her

She may be feeling stuck and in need of some inspiration, this is the perfect opportunity to remind her of her amazingness!

– Post a selfie and write yourself a love note under

You get bragging rights all through this month! So shower yourself with compliments, celebrate the best things about yourself and scream out your accomplishments.

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Don’t forget to tag @bellanaijastyle and use the #BNSWomensMonthChallenge hashtag
for a chance to be featured on our page!