Our ability to use delicate strength as well as brutal force when necessary.
The rainbow of colors and shapes of our hair which pulls back the curtain to tell a piece of our story.
How a trademark ring can be more than an accessory and transform into an heirloom.
When the type of shoes she wears can tell you the kind of day she is heading into – whether it requires shit-kicking boots or the clack of heels on the hallway to get the job done.
A magical kiss of a mother to heal any wound or the silent look she gives to shut down a situation without the need of threat.
The comradery acknowledged using one word between two women… ‘GIRL’…
The immeasurable energy created when a group of women gather and hum of laughter and conversation between friends of any length of time.
We are women and we celebrate each other today for all that we are.
The roles we play in our families, our workplaces, our friendship circles and our communities are vital and irreplaceable. The conventional roles of nurturers and healers for communities are not to be dismissed by but commended in addition to the innovative paths women are paving in careers and solidifying other respected roles.
Our history includes times of pain and grief to ensure our rights as human beings and not the lesser sex. Equal access to health care and even voting was not inherently bestowed to us, so we had to take those rights through whatever means necessary. Those rights were taken by women coming together in support of each other.
We spend far too much time sitting in comparison judgement of one another. Whether it’s through social media posts or carpool lines, rather than celebrating the woman next to us we tend to criticize her for the car she drives, the job she does or doesn’t have and if she is wearing the current trend. Some of these traps to keep us against one another are by design, so let’s breakthrough the smoke and mirrors to come together for one another.
I see you. I celebrate you. I am grateful for you, phenomenal women!