Today I want to discuss my experiences as a young woman- from what I have learned, and what I yet to discover. I know that many of my readers are young women as well, and I thought it would be great to have a place where all of us could discuss what being a woman means. Now, everyone will have a different perspective on womanhood, but I will start off by sharing mine.
As of now, I am in my mid-teens. In my life I have encountered struggles that have related to my gender. For example, I want to go into science when I am an adult. Being a woman in the science field is a pretty new idea. In my lifetime, I should be able to achieve what any man could ever accomplish doing the exact same occupation. Of course I may have a tougher time getting there, but that definitely doesn't hold me back.
Over time, I've realized that being a woman is actually a beautiful thing that I should be grateful for. Being able to share experiences with other women really brings us closer together. Us females have to stick together because that is the only way to change things in this world. Let's stop body shaming each other (yes, that means skinny-shaming, fat-shaming, and everything in between), because that is something we can easily do. Why bring each other down when we are all made out of the same things? Every single body is beautiful and can be loved and accepted. That is the first step. Next, let's start telling our little girls that they can be anything, as long as they work hard and love themselves. These things will make the future better for all women.
I am incredibly proud to be a woman, and creating life shouldn't be the only thing we are supposed to do. Yes, birth is an incredible thing, but we all have so much more to do for ourselves before we get to that point (or even after). Love yourself, and start loving the women around you. That is what womanhood is truly about.
I would love to hear all of your thoughts in the comments below, and how you are changing the world.