- What does women empowerment mean to you?
- What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
- Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
- Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership
- What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?
- Tag 5 inspirational, powerful women to do the same.
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What does women empowerment mean to you?
I honestly use this quote so much but I feel like it just puts everything into perspective and it’s kind of exactly what I’m trying to get at
“Teach girls less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings”
I refuse to be a woman in a box, in a category, I’m not here to please anyone. I’m not here to conform to anybody’s standards but my own. And to me, women empowerment is all about breaking the barriers that not just other people, but us, as women put on ourselves.
What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
I’ve mentioned Chloe before in my “my favoruite bloggers” that I did a while back. She’s strong and she’s bold and one of the most incredible people I know.
I have a lot of feelings. I’ve always been the type of person who feels in 14ft waves, my emotions are big and messy and untameable and as much as I love that , I have so many moments where I wish everything could just stop and I could feel the way everybody else feels and my emotions wouldn’t be so deep.
And 12 year old me stumbles upon Chloe’s blog. And Chloe is one of the only people I know who knows what that’s like, and her word brings me so much happiness and comfort and her whole blog and everything about her is just super special. That being said, she’s also really sweet.
My cake sister, my writing buddy and so much more! I recently wrote a post about her new series The Dating Process, you can find it here. Feminism and women empowerment is a major theme in the series and I loved it to bits. She’s constantly inspiring me, and encouraging me and it’s super hard to describe how much she means to me because I can never find the right words or phrase it well enough. I look up to her so much and I wouldn’t be the person I am today, if it wasn’t for her.
Half model, half angel. 100% someone I look up to and aspire to be like.Since day one she has been a constant source of inspiration, she’s always so keen to empower others and help and give advice. Her work ethic is incredible, she puts her all into everything she does and it shows when people respond to her writing or even just her as an individual.
And it’s not just that, in the short time I’ve known her she’s become one of my closest friends.
I’m going to try my best to not ramble on
about how much of a queen Emily is. I started following on Emily a while ago, it was around the time that I decided I only wanted to follow people that inspired me and made me want to be better and were similar minded. And I don’t even remember how, but I stumbled upon Emily’s Instagram but after looking at her Instagram stories and her posts my mind instantly went ‘this is the type of person i want to be able to say i am’.
She’s funny and sassy and real and relatable, she’s another incredible writer on my very long list of favourites.
She speaks out about the things that matter to her, one of which is mental health, something which you all know is super important to me. And she’s one of the people who gave me the confidence to start speaking out about my mental health and mental health in general. Which I am so so thankful for.
Other badass women:
Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership
Everybody has their own strengths. And I think one of the most important things you could do would be to give everybody an opportunity to showcase them.
Also communication is really important.
What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?
Mental health. I can already tell it’s something I will advocate for, for the rest of my life. I’ve struggled with my mental health for as long as I can remember and I want to make sure that I build a community where people feel comfortable talking about their mental health and emotions and thoughts and understand that they are valid, regardless of what anybody else may tell them.
I want to educate people and raise funds for people who can’t afford therapy or medication.
I remember how hard things were for before I found blogging and even now I still have really awful moments where I go to really dark places and I don’t want that to ever be something anybody has to go through. And if it is, then I will do whatever I can to help and be there for those people. Always.
But other than that:
Violence against women; violence against POC, violence against the LQBTQ+ community
Anybody else who wants to be a part of this wonderful tag!
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