– WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN –
As I reached my late twenties and into my (very) early thirties I’ve realised that friendships should be supportive, building each other up, they shouldn’t be toxic, competitive or bitchy. I have, like most people had my share of joyful and testing friends. Long gone are some of the testing friendships of my teens and early adult years (phew!)
I enjoy a great support network of strong woman, who are comfortable with themselves, many of whom I’m lucky enough to call best friends. & I even have the strongest babe as my mother.
I’ve loved reading the affirming posts on all the social channels today, encouraging and sharing support for other gals out there. It’s easy to get caught up in the pain of toxic friendships, but being true to ones self and believing in your own self worth is important for you, your wellbeing and your future.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve really seen who loves me for me and supports me back and it’s truly breathtaking to have these kind of women surrounding me.
Sharing the love is the best, whether thats giving a fellow blogger a supportive comment, or linking Instagram snaps to a coffee date with a pal who’s feeling down. It’s great to see us being supportive and showing just how proud we are of each other.
I am proud to call myself a feminist, its such a shame that still to this day some people misunderstand, which is utter nonsense as it means seeking equality. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of feminism states – the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
I know plenty of men who support feminism, playing their part in creating genuine equality. In my opinion being a feminist is seeing all people as equals, striving for equal rights in work and pay gaps, equal rights for all religions, races and sexes, regardless of class or ability.
It’s about educating those that still live in the past, seeing scarcity rather than opportunity. Or for those who think its ok to heckle someone in the street because of their blinkered views. It’s about equal rights for woman, its equal rights for our LGBT community, for anyone who is pushed downing held back in our society. Basically, what I’m trying to get at is ‘share the love people’, it not only makes you feel good but empowers others too.
It’s a shame society creates competition and hardship for any person, let’s be feminist and stand up for ourselves and others, just imagine if we didn’t have to, just how much happier everyone would be with all things being fair and equal. I hope one way we will reach that goal, for now I think it’s important that we as women support other women, let’s lead by example.