Since today is International Women’s Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to write about a topic I have been thinking a lot about lately!
I think that there is a bad (and sometimes true) stereotype that women are catty, prone to gossip and like to put one another down. While I definitely do not think that is descriptive of all women (obviously), I have definitely experienced some people that have lived up to that stereotype. I want to get rid of that stereotype for good! Being a woman is hard. Why would we make it harder on each other? There are a lot of things we go through that only other women can ever understand. We need to be there to support and uplift each other, instead of tearing one another down.
This morning I read a quote on Pinterest that said “Supporting another’s success won’t ever dampen yours”. I don’t know who said that, but I love it! Rejoicing in the good things other people are doing and helping them progress will not take away from anything that you are doing.
As most of you know, I am just finishing up with my senior project. I have a friend that is finishing her senior project as well! We just barely met this semester when we were put in the same group for another project, but we clicked pretty quickly. Throughout the entirety of our projects, we have been trying to help one another progress. We give each other tips on how to gain followers, refer people to the other person’s pages and think of ways to help improve each other’s projects. Building up the other person’s senior project does not take away from the success of our own! This is one of the first times I have felt an overwhelming sense of gal pal support and it is so awesome.
As women, we are stronger together than we are apart! My project has become much more developed and strong with the help of my new friend.When we think of other women, let us think of support. Let us think of kindness. Let us think of friendship. Let us think of people we can depend on. I hope instead of making others feel left out, different or inferior, we can help become inclusive of everyone. Let’s work to get rid of the stereotypes I have listed above!
Thank you for listening to my little rant and as always, thanks for stopping by!
PS. Go check out my lovely friend Cortney’s darling blog. Also, sorry for the oldie but goodie picture.