As you all know, we have been fighting for gender equality for years. At times it can feel like an uphill battle, and other times we can come together and celebrate the little victories. We all live in a harsh world, and it can be easy to feel like you have to be tough to survive. We know this is a big topic and we don’t take it lightly! Here at Beauty Coach, we want to encourage you to break down those walls and stereotypes, and do that by starting with each other.
“Be a woman other women can trust. Have the courage to tell another woman direct when she has offended, hurt, or disappointed you. Successful women have a loyal tribe of loyal and honest women behind them. Not haters. Not backstabbers or women who whisper behind their back. Be a woman who lifts other women.” -Sophia A. Nelson
Sophia A. Nelson, a powerful author, states it perfectly. We need to support our fellow females instead of tear them down. There has been too much slut-shaming, body negativity, jealousy, and cattiness between us ladies. As much as we all want a world with gender equality, our first step is finding peace with each other. How are we supposed to be strong and united, if we’re always talking behind each other’s backs? Let’s be real with each other, and encourage positivity.
As women, we tend to spend a good amount of our time comparing ourselves to each other. Instead of tearing yourself down (or someone else down), learn to love yourself for all the unique qualities you have. And build up those around you! Compliment your barista, tell your coworker why you appreciate them, hold the door for the mom with a stroller, or even just smile at those you pass. Those acts of kindness (big or small) can make a world of difference.
When we all start acting a little nicer to each other, doors open up to new possibilities. When someone shows kindness, we typically want to show kindness back! This allows us to network, connect, work together, and create relationships with each other. Think about how much better our world would be if we simply followed the golden rule; treat others the way you want to be treated. Although it may not always be easy, we challenge you to be the bigger person, and show some love.
Be honest, be upfront, and most of all be kind.