Friday, June 24, 2016

Lift Women Up



Why do women find it necessary to be bitchy and catty to each other instead of being empowering and uplifting? How can any woman believe that it is acceptable to be mean to other women? We should be helping each other instead of competing against one another.


Women battle against so much in society. Women are targeted regularly. Some of the biggest issues we face involve gender bias, the wage gap, rape culture, and abortion rights. That’s just a small list of important topics that affect our everyday lives. So why would we want to get caught up in slamming each other? It makes no sense to me.

So I'd like to ask: what are a couple of things we can do to be more empowering?

I believe in the power of positivity. Social media has become a huge part of our lives. I make a point to post positive pictures and quotes often on my page. I know it may seem silly, but something that minor has proven to have a major effect on others. I get comments and messages from friends who say they visit my Facebook page when they need a pick-me-up. I know how I feel when I read something inspiring. I only hope to instill those same feelings in others. It's not difficult to post kind words. 

I have also found that my favorite compliments have nothing to do with my appearance. I think it is empowering to tell other women how smart they are or how talented they are. I have some friends that have traveled down darker paths than myself. And they have come out of it stronger than I could ever imagine. I have made sure to tell them how proud of them I am. It does amazing things for our mental well-being to be reminded of our strengths. It is also good to know that our weaknesses do not make us weak; our weaknesses make us stronger.

It only takes seconds to say something nice to someone. Let’s be supportive of our friends. Let’s be supportive of women that we don’t know very well. Women need to stick together. No, we don’t have to like everyone. But we should all have respect for each other. Don’t be afraid to throw a compliment at someone. But let’s compliment more than our appearances. Our brains need love too! Be empowering and inspiring! We are badass women and we need to spread our badassery around!

Want to start actively supporting other women today, but you aren't sure where to start? We have some ideas for you here and here.

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