05.01.15

Jennifer Rothwell

Fashion Designer

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“I celebrate having two amazing children who I am constantly learning from everyday”

Jennifer Rothwell established Fashion Designer, Creative director of the Jennifer Rothwell brand www.jrothwell.net and owner of the JRothwell Boutique. Over 20 years international fashion industry experience. Mentor of Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Leo and Intertrade Ireland.

Because I am a girl I ask… why the world is not at peace. I can’t fathom the creation of wars and the need to use violence against our fellow human beings.

Because I am a girl I believe… that every single person, across all walks of life is equal. I believe that everyone should be treated the way they want to be treated.

Because I am a girl I hope… for equality for everyone. Even today in Ireland women are not equal to men. Often women are over looked for senior positions in favor of men and a gender income difference is still at large. I hope that someday these barriers will be abolished and inequality will become a thing of the past. I hope for a world where girls have access to a quality education, giving them the power to support themselves and provide for their families.

Because I am a girl I wonder… why there is a culture around the world where it is deemed acceptable to pass negative comments on other people. I don’t think people are aware of how their negative comments can affect those around them. As human beings we should be more positive towards everyone meet.

Because I am a girl I dream… that one-day women will be treated with respect and dignity in every country in the world. Women are excellent at multi-tasking and are expected to manage both a career and family. I think the Governments of the world should offer more flexi-days so there is less pressure on women. Allowing them to be both mothers and have a career if desired. I dream of a world where we have perfect harmony, where women are represented equally in all governments around the world.

Because I am a girl I remember… buying my first album. A Blondie album, of course! I remember how cool and carefree she was. I look at her today, at the age of 69 and see she is still young at heart. I think it’s important to stay young at heart forever.

Because I am a girl I like… dressing up! Dressing up for special occasions, I love to feel feminine.

Because I am a girl I dislike… the prejudice that exists solely because I am a woman. The need for men to pass gender based sexual remarks.

Because I am a girl I feel… emotions. I think women are more sensitive to other people’s feelings and tend to be more compassionate. Once you have children you develop a deeper sense of compassion and empathy.

Because I am a girl I celebrate… life and being able to create life. I have two amazing children who I am constantly learning from everyday. They create a sense of newness and allow you to see the world in a whole new light.

The views expressed in all blogs, are those of the authors only and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of Plan Ireland  

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