A few months ago I came across a guest post, “Estilo de vida y no moda”, by Marii Nieves on the blog Colorful Disaster. She talked about women empowerment and how women should lift each other, not bring each other down. I could not agree more with her and after wanting to write my thoughts and opinions on this topic, I finally decided to express myself.
This is something I have been wanting to write about for quite some time now. The only thing that was holding me back was that I didn’t have my ideas straight and I wanted to address the issue, because it is an issue, in the best way.
Like Marii says in her post, and I rephrase in my own words, nowadays women look at each other with envy and jealousy. We look at each other differently just because some wear expensive clothes, cheap clothes, have luxury cars, old cars and so on. Sometimes we look at each other differently because some of us do the opposite of what society says. Like wear some type of clothes, act a certain way or work at a certain place. Well, let me tell you one thing, to start off, society already discriminates against women, do you really think it is okay to discriminate among us?
Society already thinks that women are less than men, should be paid less, are only supposed to be housewives and are made to raise children. We already have a lot on our plate, so why keep adding to it.
My point is not to talk about women discrimination, racism and gender equality. My point is to let you know that we already have to take enough from society, why would we give us more to take on. Women should help each other, lift each other and unite to create a successful business, empire, and anything in general.
We need to encourage each other to be successful in life, chase our dreams, accomplish our goals, be productive and be Girl Bosses. Let’s look at Kylie Jenner for a moment. She is well loved around the world, yet she also receives a lot of hate and criticism. But what maybe you haven’t thought of is that Kylie Jenner at the age of 18 created her own successful makeup line. That she, just like any other business owner, worked hard for. She probably wakes earlier than you and me every day, goes to work, has meetings and big desitions to make. Maybe her job is more fun and she can do it from home, but I assure you it is harder and more time-consuming. So, why hate, talk about and try to bring down someone who has worked her but off? I’ll never get it.
People need to learn how to be happy for someone else’s success, be respectful, encouraging and supportive. What I expect from you now is to have a positive mind, help and lift each other, be kind, respectful, but most of all, have each other’s back.
I hope your view on society and other women changes. My point in all of this is to have our backs more than anything. I truly believe that if we create an army of powerful, smart and business-women, we can be unstoppable.