It’s March 8, 2021. We are mere days away from the dreaded one-year “pandemicversary” that has been looming from my calendar ever since the second wave of COVID-19 spread across Canada last fall. As I count down to March 11 — 365 days from when the WHO declared COVID a pandemic, and despite a simultaneously overtired and overwired brain, I can’t help reflecting on what a day like International Women’s Day means in the context of this pandemic.

So far, it looks like Zoom rallies, even more virtual panels and webinars, and various interpretations of this year’s theme, #ChooseToChallenge. In many ways, it feels like just another groggy Monday blurred into many other Mondays. But what does it mean?

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