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It’s Women’s Month!

Happy Women’s Month rubies♥︎

August is Women’s Month and it’s a very important month for us because it gives us even more reasons to celebrate our beautiful rubies. With everything that has been going on this year, it is so important for us to look within this month, lift each other up and support one another.

As Queen B said, “WHO RUN THE WORLD? – GIRLS!” With the current uncertainty that this year has brought we thought we would bring some positive light on women supporting women, in our true ruby fashion, by helping each other! #riseupbeautifulyou

What better way to convey how women can support each other through the #challengeaccepted movement that has gone viral over the past few days.

So, what is this #challengeaccepted movement all about?

This movement is purely to spread awareness of issues that are often left in the dark. Currently, the focus has been on female empowerment and with this, in every country throughout the world, this challenge means something different to each woman. For example, in Turkey, this campaign is used to spread awareness of femicide whereas in other countries it’s used to show strength and support to various female-focused communities.

How does it work, you ask? You can post a black & white image of yourself on social media, #challengeaccepted and tag your women support system to also take part in the movement.

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL WOMEN ON THE RISE

If you are looking to support a few local women-run business during the month of August to tie in with our women’s month celebration. Keep an eye out for these businesses below:

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#RUBYGEMS

This women’s month we would also like to welcome the above new rubygems! *Remember to share a photo of yourself on social media and include these hashtags to stand a chance to be featured on our rubygems wall! #rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou

WIN

This woman’s month we would love to treat YOU rubies. Stand a chance to win the long overdue pamper treatment you deserve. To enter to win a spa voucher to the value of R2000, all you have to do is comment below and tell us what you love most about being a woman?

Stay safe rubies and have a beautiful women’s month♥︎

(Competition T&C: This competition is open to all South African residents and rubybox members only. The prize is a spa voucher to the value of R2000. 1 winner to be selected. The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash. The selected winner will need to have a physical South African delivery address for the hamper. The spa voucher winner will need to select a spa and beauty treatment of their choice which the voucher will be made for up to the value of R2000. To enter you need to answer the above question and comment with your answer. The winners will have 48 hours to acknowledge winning as well as confirm their delivery details and spa location. Should the winners fail to do this within 48 hours of being notified another winner will be selected in their place. The competition will close 17/08/2020  and the winners will be announced 18/08/2020. Judge’s decision is final. Once the voucher has been purchased, the spa T&C will be put in place and rubybox hold any responsibility thereafter.)

211 thoughts on “It’s Women’s Month!

  1. Kat says:

    Being a woman is truly tough!BUT at this beautiful age and time, what I truly love and admire about being a woman, is truly being able to just BE! Creating, building and constantly raising the bar! I LOVE ABSOLUTELY ALL THAT. I also love the fact that I don’t have to wait for things to be done for me but rather grabbing opportunities all round and ensuring that I fulfill my dreams to the best of my abilities.

    • Anchen Stanfield says:

      I love being a woman, as I love being an encouragement to another soul.. to uplift, feed positivity, let people believe in themselves, to pour out from the overflow of my cup with love. As a woman we have so much power if used correctly and from a pure place. I love that we can do our hair different styles , paint our nails, wax our legs, wear sexy sandals and paint our lips red.. From a soul level it’s just awesome being a woman…. We turn a house into a home. We are more in tuned with our emotions… I love being an authentic woman..

      • Anchen Stanfield says:

        #rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyAnchen Stanfield says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        I love being a woman, as I love being an encouragement to another soul.. to uplift, feed positivity, let people believe in themselves, to pour out from the overflow of my cup with love. As a woman we have so much power if used correctly and from a pure place. I love that we can do our hair different styles , paint our nails, wax our legs, wear sexy sandals and paint our lips red.. From a soul level it’s just awesome being a woman…. We turn a house into a home. We are more in tuned with our emotions… I love being an authentic woman..

        • Eleanor Lapperts says:

          One thing I can say what I love about being a women is the fact that i/we as women was given the privilege to give birth…care for a other human inside our bodies for a few months. The fact that we are so strong and fierce we are also not scared to stand on our own(but together we more powerful). We are so gifted with natural curves and beautiful (yes each and everyone single one) may we never forget how awesome we are. I love being a women/mom/bosslady/wife and a daughter 😉.

    • Kim Megan Nero says:

      I love being a women because of our strength.. Everyday we are pushed beyond breaking point.. In our professions, in our society, femicide, in our marriages, we become supermoms.. We always evolving.. Becoming stronger, adapting to our surroundings… Im proud to be a women because ‘We’ are Superhumans… And without us there is nothing💕💋💕💋💕💋

    • nothilegumbi says:

      I love being a woman it always reminds me of how strong I am inside and never doubt it. Being called a woman alone it a special reminder to me that I am beautiful, wise and a creator. To know that all leaders were born and raised by women it shows that every woman is a leader. To all the women you are loved and appreciated.

    • khethokuhlendimande says:

      I love being a woman because a strong woman she is more precious than rubies,and all the things you may desire can not compare with her.
      Beng a strong woman goes through life’s ups and downs determined to make a difference some days are harder than others but she dusts herself off and starts all over again .
      #Rubybox
      #Strongertogether
      #youarebeautiful

  2. makomamongalo says:

    #rubybox
    #rubyGem
    #riseupbeautifulyou
    As a Woman I am a powerhouse…. I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. My energies are soft, fierce and remarkable simply because of feminity..
    I rise beyond any challenges. Women are a Force to reck with ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.

  3. Megan Lewis says:

    One thing I love most about being a woman, is being able to bring a child into this world. I always thought climbing the corporate level or being the top performer in class was a major priority but it changed when I gave birth two months ago. My wish is for every woman who longs to bear a child, but was told she can’t by doctors, to experience this feeling and I will remain hopeful and positive that they’ll be able to hold their own littlest one soon.
    Oh, and that’s also why I need this spa voucher 🤣 I never thought I could hurt in so many places at once after giving birth. Momma needs a pamper! #rubygem #rubybox #fingerscrossed

    • may.theresa7 says:

      The most beautiful thing about being a woman is our ability ,a gift to express feelings of love, care and concern for those we love and hold in regard. It comes to us so naturally and so from within.

    • buccybmayek says:

      The mists beautiful thing I love about being a woman wow being able to love unconditionally,the creativeness like turning a house into a warm home,everything just come naturally,being strong,accept the unacceptable
      I would say us women we’re through warriors,we start and finish everything,we have that inner power of being in control of everything,we love,we can be gently&tough at the same time,there’s absolutely nothing we cannot achieve and I love that about being a woman
      #rubybox#rubygem

  4. klamola3 says:

    It is first a blessing to be a woman as we love working together. We have strong will power to overcome any obstacles in life. We honest, and never apologizes for it. We are very passionate, loyal, stands up for those who don’t have a voice, admires family, always uplifting people in our lives, taking responsibility for our own actions and having a gift of expressing love and care to our loved ones.

  5. rn.mtimande says:

    Woman 😊😊, where do I even begin. I love being a woman because we have a resilient spirit. We are able to get over every and anything for the sake of our loved ones. We always wear a smile even if we are hurting inside. We are able to carry babies in our wombs while carrying for hubb, looking after the home and other children. We can do all this while we also have to work to put food on the table. Women are strong and beautiful. #happywomensmonthrubiee
    #rubybox

    • Rose Mthimunye says:

      Hi Rubies. What I love most about being a woman is first and foremost is that because I am a woman I get to mingle and learn from all you beauties on a daily basis. I love the fact that no matter how challenging a situation may seem, there is always someone who is willing and ready to motivate you as a woman to get through it. I am proud that I have managed to use the fact I am a woman to play the game of life differently, women are not weak, women are not meak, and women are always a force to be reckoned with; whether be it in the workforce, at the frontline if fighting this new pandemic and mostly in our communities where one woman carries the heartbeats of 5, 10 and sometimes more families simply because she is kind and mostly because she is a woman and her nature is that of a warior protecting a future only she can envision. #Rubybox #riseupbeautifulyou #rubygems #womandla

  6. vuyiswamehlomakulu says:

    What I really love about being a woman is the ability to nurture, the strength and ability to stand up when everything is going wrong. Without women the world will collapse. rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou

  7. lindelwakonke96 says:

    What I love about being a Woman, woman of all nations, colur and race are beautiful and that is known but most importantly women know that they are beautiful beyond measures and that they can face anything and everything that comes their way without fail. A woman knows when they are not appropriated and valued but that doesn’t stop them from being the woman they are. Women are the most important creation of earth they are able to bring life into the world countless times their love goes deeper than anything. Woman are Rocks mountains that can be shaken but never broken. #womanRise#womanlove#womanprotect

    • Dineo Chuene says:

      Being a Woman means being a mother to a nation. It means having the ability to be selfless and yet courageous. Generous, strong and being a pillar to any one, who needs a shoulder.
      It means standing up for a girl next to you who doesn’t have a voice and taking a stand to uplift yourself while carrying others on your strong shoulders. Being a Woman simply means Being a Shero.💌💐 #challengeaccepted
      #rubyQueens #rubywoman #rubybox

  8. Xolile Nxumalo says:

    I am given a task to be a builder a protector a provider a teacher to my kids. The affection I have to those that I care for. My strength to strive.

  9. Zuriena Sasman says:

    I love being a strong, confident woman and that’s never going to change. Women deal with a lot of stuff on an everyday basis, but rather than tearing us down, it just makes us stronger. We know how to overcome adversity, and we do it well. What I love most about being a woman is being ME #rubybox #riseupbeautifulyou

    • josephinekhabi says:

      I love being a woman because I’m a rock and the pillar of strength for my family.You strike a woman,you strike a rock.#rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou ❤️

  10. Zayaan Abrahams says:

    How emotionally and mentally strong we are as women. To able to love and nurture another and yet with everything happening in our lives today we still find that little bit of strength to keep fighting and to show the world we wont give up… AND THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING A WOMEN!!❤️

  11. khulbaba says:

    I love being a woman because I can bring life and nurture little people into responsible adults that will one day change the world and make a mark on this beautiful earth that we live in.

  12. Rozeena Okkers says:

    Being a woman, Wow!!
    I love how we are strong we are❤️.
    We give life to little humans, we raise humans!
    We experience so much in life. Yet we still stand strong!
    I believe all women are QUEENS🌻.
    We are emotional yes but we are not Weak!
    They say you strike a woman you strike a rock💪.

  13. Paroeshka Van Boom says:

    I absolutely love “that time of the month” for me because I get to just eat what ever I want, day what I want and we can all blame my period 😂 my husband even comes home with special treats… All just for me

  14. Phathutshedzo Mutshinya says:

    Phenomenal Woman
    BY MAYA ANGELOU
    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
    I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
    But when I start to tell them,
    They think I’m telling lies.
    I say,
    It’s in the reach of my arms,
    The span of my hips,
    The stride of my step,
    The curl of my lips.
    I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

    I walk into a room
    Just as cool as you please,
    And to a man,
    The fellows stand or
    Fall down on their knees.
    Then they swarm around me,
    A hive of honey bees.
    I say,
    It’s the fire in my eyes,
    And the flash of my teeth,
    The swing in my waist,
    And the joy in my feet.
    I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.

    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

    Men themselves have wondered
    What they see in me.
    They try so much
    But they can’t touch
    My inner mystery.
    When I try to show them,
    They say they still can’t see.
    I say,
    It’s in the arch of my back,
    The sun of my smile,
    The ride of my breasts,
    The grace of my style.
    I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

    Now you understand
    Just why my head’s not bowed.
    I don’t shout or jump about
    Or have to talk real loud.
    When you see me passing,
    It ought to make you proud.
    I say,
    It’s in the click of my heels,
    The bend of my hair,
    the palm of my hand,
    The need for my care.
    ’Cause I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

  15. Phili Xulu says:

    I love the fact that today I can wear heels and change to sneakers in a day. Love how I can wear a blonde wig now and throw it on my bed when I get home. Love the fact that I can change my lipstick colours in just a day. Love having these beautiful curves. Love juggling being a wife, a mom and a superwoman. Love the beautiful me.

    • mmoodley270 says:

      Being a woman, well that’s my super power. We are a force to reckon with. We are the givers of life, yet our lives are snatched from us daily😢We live in a world where our fight to stand equal amongst the rest is never ending, yet I and my fellow sisters will continue to strive in such a world. I was born to live, succeed, excel and withstand whatever comes my way, I will never fall victim to this cruel world. If I had a choice to be reborn a 100 times over, I will still choose to be born, a beautiful, strong and courageous WOMAN!

  16. Florence Mogano says:

    “Being a woman makes me feel powerful. I say that while recognizing that we still live in a patriarchal society, unfortunately. We have the capability of bringing life into the world. Not just by having children, but with our nurturing and caring nature that we express to people around us and the work that we put in. Society continues to move towards being a more logic-focused world and I think as women, our intuition has that power to make us feel and show compassion towards others. If we lose that, if we don’t care for our women and for our earth, the world will stop. Without us, there’s nothing; so that’s why I love being a woman!”

  17. Wendy Pillay says:

    I love that as women we can be both feminine and strong. As much as we can stand up for ourselves and take care of ourselves, we still want to be loved and appreciated. We have so much of untapped strength that we haven’t as yet discovered. And it’s a beautiful thing to see women rise up and realise their own strength more and more each day. I discover new strengths in myself daily as well. It’s great to be a woman💚
    #ruby box
    #werise
    #strongertogether
    #youarebeautiful

  18. ngumede81 says:

    Being a woman is challenging but best thing about it, is that the challenges we face makes us even stronger. We are stallions of note, we give life to earth. We are even able to bring “life” into the world. We are extraordinary!! We have the ability to make our voices to be heard, even through darkness. We are the light.

  19. Dessa says:

    Hello, i love the fact that I’m a woman because, women feel, women nurture, women protect, women empower one another, women bring life into the world, women make things pretty, women bring happiness and colour to life with such diversity and love.

  20. matuzizipho22 says:

    I love how everything i am cannot be compared to anyone else. I love my curves and i love that my body can be able to perform unfathomable things. I enjoy my motherly nature even when i do not have a child of my own yet. I am whole,perfect but not entire perfect.

  21. valeriesonto says:

    We are allowed to binge on chocolate once a month

    Yes, there’s a lot to hate about ‘that time of the month’ including our hormones playing games with our emotions, but one of the best parts has to be that we can eat as much chocolate as we want… without guilt… and judgement!
    We have our own holiday

    National Women’s Day is about commemorating more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950. They made such an impact on that day that every year on 9 August we celebrate them and all the current women in our country fostering unity.
    We are resilient

    It doesn’t matter what life throws at us, we rise above it and thrive. We have fought for equal rights, space in the boardroom and to be heard in our homes. We have a fighting spirit and won’t back down anytime soon.
    We were the original advocates for work/life balance

    We’ve managed to make being a mother and an employee/employer an attainable feat. We understand it’s not easy so we continue to find new ways to make the whole balancing act a lot easier and improve the support system.
    We can make other humans

    Still revered as life’s most amazing wonder, women can create another life and then push it out into this crazy world. Given that this whole experience can be uncomfortable, invasive, and painful (especially at the end of the 9-month journey), a woman’s strength is clearly immeasurable.
    We seem to naturally have a higher EQ

    Women are known to be the more sensitive of the sexes, having a strength that transcends our physical ability to a much deeper emotional level.
    We have the ability to multitask

    Quite possibly a superpower! From employee to friend, women are usually juggling many hats. We run our homes, our careers and, in the words of Beyonce, the world.
    Clothes aren’t the only way we can express our style

    What can we say, women are versatile from head to toe. Whether you want a cute pixie cut, a sleek bob, or effortless curls, there are plenty of ways you can express your style and personality through hair. And these days, no colour is off limits either which means the list of options keep growing…
    #rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou

  22. venessabernon says:

    I love everything about being a woman. Most of all I love is that God has given us the ability to give life to a baby. I love being a mother to my children and a wife to my husband.

  23. Mishkah Sheik says:

    i love being a woman for many reasons. In this day and age women are empowered and liberated more than ever, we have the power to make a huge impact and fight for others and our future generation against the oppression the women. WE ARE BOLD, BEAUTIFUL AND STRONG.

  24. Mishkah Sheik says:

    I love being a woman because I am free I am liberated and I get to uplift and empower other woman around me. We live in a day and age where woman are successful, empowered and fighting against the patriarchy. We have the opportunity to change years and years of women being oppressed so our future generation will be strong powe

    • nomsa noji says:

      Being a woman means to protect, love, to courage and be humble always.
      Fight to change your life and be a better person, you have a power to change and become whoever you want to be
      You are phenomenal, your supernatural power can make wonders.
      Always know that you are beautiful, make use of your uniqueness to change everyone around you in a positive way.
      Life is beautiful, be content in your current situation.
      #HappyWomensMonth
      #Rubybox

    • snoobabe says:

      #rubybox
      #rubygems
      #risebeautyfulu
      Being a woman….where do I even begin! A woman is all the energy one needs in life. A woman is a starring with or without qualifications, a woman can do anything she puts her mind on. She turns broken thing into handy things, broken people into powerful beings. We are good wife’s, mothers, daughter and sisters who deserves to be celebrated weather we succeed or fails. Womandl

      • missnjoks says:

        What I love about being a woman is the endless strength that I have to love to protect and to nurture the life I carried to this world. I hold down a household. I build and make future kings and queens

        • Lesedi Jeremias says:

          Well honestly what I love about being a woman that there is such a history of strength behind our femininity. For centuries, women have been the backbone of the family unit, and we have campaigned for equal political voice and the right to be heard. Modern women have to be extremely strong to keep fighting masochist ideas. Women are strong enough to have children and pursue a career. I’m proud to be a woman because of our history. We were not handed power in our society, instead we fought for it-and won. We were never given an equal voice among our male peers, but that didn’t stop women from trying to fight for the right to vote. We have stood united to overcome societal standards, and women today continues to raise their voice.

        • Feerouza Kruger says:

          I love being woman because I can be feminine when I want but also be bold and strong when I want. I love that women’s pain threshold is higher than mens yet we have the softest and biggest hearts. I love that as a woman I get to bond with and take care of my kids even before they are born. I love that I can be independent and not depend on anyone.rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou

          #WIN

        • Rethabile Matete says:

          I love being a woman because I create, nurture and can readily adapt. Being a mother of 4 at 32 (had my eldest at 24), I can confidently say that I am the personification of resilience.

          And, as a woman, my supply of love is infinite! 😂💖💖💖

          • owakho20 says:

            It’s tough being a woman these days, kunzima, we go through alot of experiences, we are victimized simply because we women we are killed, tortured and let out.
            One had to work double the man does to prove she’s capable of everything, yet we are as so strong even though we emotional, I personally don’t really celebrate woman’s month, it just brings so much pain because are also fighting a different fight from the women of 1956.

      • Fiona Paul says:

        What I love the most about being a woman is the strength I have within. Being a woman is not easy. We possess a strength and an ability to push through circumstances even when we have nothing left in us. Being a woman has given me the pleasure of being called mum by my 3 beautiful son. Even though I wear the scares on my body facing death in its face bringing them to this world I would not change a thing and do it over a thousand times. We have the ability to be a wife, a mother, sister, homemaker, teacher, physician, nurse, a shoulder to cry on, a motivator, a therapist, a pillar of strength, a prayer warrior and so much more. We sometimes wear a smile on our face but face so many challenges unknown to so many. We are strong, wonderful and beautifully made and we do matter. I am a Woman and I am proud to be called one. #rubybox #rubygems #riseupbeautifulyou

        • timothy.tlhone says:

          Women should always remember to accept who they are. You’re a beautiful, talented, valuable human being, so you should learn to love yourself. Of course, there are always exceptions. If you’re a serial killer, then you should probably hold back from being your true self so that you can obey the law and stay out of prison.”

          • leslytore16 says:

            Being a woman to me means freedom, liberty. Freedom to shapeshift and achieve anything you want to do. There is no limit on how to brand yourself. You are allowed to have to have ambitions and of they don’t serve you anymore, you can choose another ambitions. It’s the multi-faceted essence of me, of us that is marvelous to watch. Being a woman means you don’t let any mistakes you made define you because they are all learning curves

        • gitywa.lulama says:

          #rubybox
          #rubygem
          Being a woman is priceless, unique and phenomenal. My struggles have made me the woman i proudly am today. Multitasking between my job, helping my kids with school work, doing house chores and maintaining my beautiful me comes effortlessly. I might sometimes feel overwhelmed by all my struggles but quitting is never an option to me. I wear my smile with pride even on my
          worst day and tell myself it shall pass. I empower others and like learning from them because i believe in sisterhood.
          #riseupbeautifulyou❤️❤️❤️

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