Yep, it’s March 8th. Today is International Women’s Day. It’s also Women’s History Month in case you didn’t know. Did you know that according to the United Nations (UN) “International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.” Isn’t that exciting?
Today is the day where we get to celebrate the successes of women around the world for their achievements on all levels. Women are doing it everywhere. The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
In the last year, we’ve seen so many changes in the US and globally. Women are changing the face of politics in the U.S. and speaking out against abuse in every location. Realistically, Hollywood will never be the seen. We continue to move forward knowing that we are paving the path for the future young women after us.
No matter where you live, you can make a difference. You have a voice. You are not alone. Advocate for yourself and those around you. One person can make a difference. You are that person.
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I’ve returned from the beach and I need another vacation already. This was our second time attending Myrtle Beach as a family and of course we decided that this would be our annual family time. It would give us a chance to reconnect and bond. Rejuvenate ourselves and create memorable experiences.
None of this occurred. It was one of the worst vacations ever. I cried more than I thought possible since me and my son’s father parted ways and I don’t feel any better. I keep trying to motivate myself with inspirational thoughts like these…
Yep, I was heartbroken by the events that occurred on vacation and I had to come to some real truths about my life and my family’s. I won’t hide my pain so others can feel comfortable. I will talk about the things I’ve endured not to embarrass you, but to hopefully inspire others. To know that I can help someone come out of a situation and still be standing.
That being said, I’ve decided to create a video blog and attach it to this blog to discuss important topics: such as sexual violence, faith, parenting, dating, relationships, break-ups, etc. It’s modern day therapy for FREE and it will hopefully allow you to gain further insight into my life. To look at my life and maybe realize that we have some things in common.
So, right now I’ve decided to focus on this quote to carry me through this transition:
I need to give it to God. Be of good courage. Stand strong in my faith and realize that no one can truly love me like GOD!
Until next time!
Sometimes I feel that I can’t win for losing. I’m either told that I’m too strong, too independent or too ambitious for some men. Do you know how frustrating that can be for women? A feminist? You don’t?
It goes like this: we want a man who values our independence, sees our strength and appreciates the core of who we are. But, are we turning men off?
My mother never taught me how to be a wife. She taught me how to be self-sufficient because that is what she had to do. She had to raise three children on her own. She taught me how to be strong. It was then (at an early age) that I realized that I would have my own before I became a unit.
I worked hard in college by working two and three jobs and carrying a full class load. I never dated a dope boy or traded my sanity for anything illegal or immoral. I was too strong and independent for that. I didn’t know what I wanted to do at first, but I realized that I had to pay my bills in the interim. I had to figure out how to survive on my own. Being strong was both scary and powerful.
But it came at a cost in some situations. My independent attitude scared some men away. I didn’t care because I wasn’t going to change, but I wondered would I find someone who would see me as smart and sexy and know that even though I didn’t need him that I would want him.
Some did know. Others didn’t because I’m kind of guarded. I say that chivalry was dead until I met him. Mr. K says that it is a man’s ego whereby he can’t see where he fits into the life of a smart and strong woman. He wants to be the man. He said chivalry isn’t dead, just men not knowing how to handle the strong and independent woman.
I sit back and think about what he said and wonder why then do so many men want an independent woman and then criticize her once he gets her for being too independent. Is there really such a thing? LOL. Is she really trying to be the man or do you not have the depth of communication and intelligence to reach her? Maybe a little bit of both? I don’t know. I don’t understand how if we’re both successful then why do some men feel threatened?
So, where do some strong and independent women end up? Alone. One is a lonely number. But, it is also the first number. The beginning. The chance to define ourselves. Independent, strong and fearless women should be applauded. There is nothing wrong with us. We are who we are meant to be.
Too much for some men. But, not for the real men.
Until next time!