INT. WOMEN'S DAY

MEET KIRA PLESNER 

QUESTION: What are you grateful for right now?

ANSWER: With all that’s going on in the world right now, I am grateful that both my family and I are safe. And I am super grateful that I feel like I have found my way in life and for having fought for being exactly where I am today.

Q: What makes you feel the most empowered?

A: I generally think women should be better at celebrating and uplifting each other. Seriously we are SO cool?! We can give birth, and we can work our asses off. I felt empowered when I gave birth to Lily. I mean, I DID THIS! All women should feel empowered. Whatever you’ve got going on, I am sure you have a lot. Relax girl. You got this.

Q: Are we happy in this current world?

"I can’t decide for anyone but myself. But I am. I have days where I feel like the whole world is against me. But I remind myself what else I have got going on. And I try not to let it get to me and get me down. Some days I feel like I can lift the whole world on my shoulders. And other days, all I can do is just breathe. And that’s ok."

Q: What’s the way forward? What advice would you give young women today?

A: When Lily gets older and might ask me for advice, I will say to her: Find out what makes you jump out of bed in the morning. And go after that! Make an effort every day. My mantra is “go big or don’t go”, and I hope she will inherit some of my determination but make it her own. In general, I think women should be better at praising each other instead of putting each other down. If you admire someone, let them know. For all young women: don’t shrink yourself to make anyone happy. Be yourself – you’re beautiful that way.


MEET FREDERIKKE RAUN

QUESTION: Who are you? And what is your profession (as in how do you define it rather than just the job title it has):

ANSWER: My name is Frederikke, and I work as a creative, striving to add novel expressions in all areas of my work and professional encounters.

Q: What was your breakthrough moment?

A: I don’t know if there’s a specific moment or thing that can be defined as a breakthrough moment, but being able to combine my passion with my work has definitely been something I appreciate and am very thankful for.

Q: What mindset does society have for women?

"I think that society is developing, and so is the overall view of women. However, we still have a long way to go, but the increased attention on equality and women’s rights will hopefully prove to make a difference."

Q: What’s the way forward? What advice would you give young women today?

A: Trust your instinct, have self-respect, and support your fellow females.