Recently I have read a lot about ‘being a woman’ and how we should behave, how we should feel and how we should present ourselves. I’ve seen both men and women voice their opinions and whilst some have been valid others have been outrageous.
And lets not forget some have been almost dangerous.
This isn’t a post commenting on what Sally said about Susie or highlight unjust in the world but more about celebrating who we are, our freedom and our individuality.
I’m a firm believer in that the world would be a boring place if we all acted, dressed and liked the same things. Growing up we tend to gravitate towards people who share our interests and I guess that is why I never really found ‘my tribe’ until I was much older.
Growing up I was encouraged to do what I wanted, not what society, teachers or my peers wanted me to. I was passionate about football and knew every single Premier League player going, what position they played, who they played for and who they had played for in the past. I could tell you the home and away colours of all of the teams and who they were sponsored by…
Yes, I was a total tomboy.
I played right back for my local ladies football team throughout high school and I had no interest in learning the dance to Janet Jackson’s ‘Together Again’ unlike most of the girls in my year at school and I never wore heels.
I didn’t want to be a girlie girl growing up, it didn’t interest me and to this day I would still rather be me than an archaic stereotype.
Being a woman is whatever you make it, we no longer live in an age where women are expected to be the homemaker, the child bearer and be at the beck and call of their men folk. Instead we are lucky to have grown up in a time of equality, benefit from the hard work of others who have gone before us and broke down barriers.
If you want to go and lift weights, do it, do not let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t try.
If you want to go and get a full sleeve tattoo or a new piercing, do it, express yourself how you want to.
If you want to go and forge a career for yourself, do it, there is nothing sexier than a confident woman.
Whatever you want to do, do it and never, ever let anyone tell you that you aren’t capable because you’re a woman or that you shouldn’t because you’re a woman. There is nothing that your gender should stop you from achieving in life. If it makes you happy, do it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on being a woman below and I’ll catch up with you again soon, until then though x
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