For one day, we want to drown out negativity and celebrate the beauty and pride of women.
These days it seems that some people want us to be ashamed of being women. They want us to believe that we’re less: less intelligent, less important, less human. There is so much negativity out there. For one day, we want to flood the internet with positive messages about women.
In my everyday conversations with other women, I am always surprised to learn that everyone else doubts themselves as much as I do. I don’t know why this continues to surprise me; while every person has their self-doubts, it seems that we women expect so much from ourselves, and when we don’t deliver perfection, we feel as if we’re not good enough. The truth is, no one is perfect, and while we know it in our heads, we don’t seem to really “know” it in our hearts.
So I’ve compiled a list of women who inspire me. This is not an exhaustive list, so if I miss you, find someone to tell you something good about yourself. Actually, you should probably do that anyway. Continue reading