A Letter to Young Women
You might be going through a rough time right now. Or maybe you’re on top of the world and feel like you can take on anything. (You can.) Know that change can, and will, happen. Repeatedly. For better or worse. Accept it. Embrace it. Work for it.
The world might be telling you that you aren’t good enough, that you’re too “this” or “that”. Ignore them. You are perfect and strong, and you will conquer whatever obstacles people put in your way. You are smart, and you will figure out whatever situation you find yourself in.
You might be telling yourself that you aren’t good enough. This simply isn’t true. You can do whatever you set your mind to, and you will excel.
Women are in an exciting position right now. Real change is happening around the world, and we need to keep fighting for that change so all women can be treated equally. Don’t accept anything less from those around you.
It’s okay to stand up for yourself. We’re very quick to stick up for others, but we often neglect ourselves. You are your own best advocate. It took me years to learn that. I’m still learning it and working on it.
As I grow older, I notice more and more injustices around me. They aren’t always big things. Often, they are small comments or a small (to large) difference in pay. They add up over time. Pay attention to these things, who says and enforces them on women. Find a good tribe of people that lift and support each other, regardless of gender.
Most importantly, love yourself and be kind to other women. We are strong, but we are even stronger together.
Happy International Women’s Day, Lovelies.