2016 International Women's Day / by Charlie Kaine

Today is International Women's Day, and in the spirit of this day I'd like to first honor the women in my life who have helped make me the man I am today.   Starting off with my Mom who somehow put up with me even during my rambunctious teen years, and my financially deficient college years; who now is still the most loving, caring, and compassionate woman that I know.  I had the privilege of growing up with three amazing sisters, Bessie, Charlene, and Beverly.  Now this was not always a privilege for me, as I was picked on and ganged up  on many times!  But I credit my sisters for teaching me how to respect women, and how to even be in touch with my feminine side without feeling less of a man.

And finally, my wife of almost 5 years is the most incredible, beautiful, and strong woman that I know.  She makes me strong, and complements all my weaknesses (which are many).  Thankfully my wife was raised by an amazing woman, my mother-in-law Terrie Williams.  My wife also has an awesome twin Angelica, an older sister Prelle, and a younger Krystal.  And of course I can't ever forget all the amazing Aunties that I have all around the world!

I'd like to honor her, and all the women in this world that help to make this a better place.  If it were left up to men, this world would have been completely destroyed by now, so thank you women for keeping us boneheaded men in check.

 Photo by Jaime  Villanueva

Photo by Jaime  Villanueva

 Photo by Charlie Kaine Photography

Photo by Charlie Kaine Photography

 Photo by Jaime Villanueva

Photo by Jaime Villanueva

 Photo by Charlie Kaine Photography

Photo by Charlie Kaine Photography

 Photo by Jaime Villanueva

Photo by Jaime Villanueva

 Photo by Jaime Villanueva

Photo by Jaime Villanueva