March 25, 2019 3 min read
I’m sure you’ve heard the following phrase being tossed around often — ”empowered women, empower women.”
I wholeheartedly agree with it. At the same time, it’s very vague. I don’t see many women truly making an effort to empower one another in our communities, and I don’t blame them for that. They just don’t know how to do it.
I see women exchanging hateful sentiments and language towards one another often. Instead of encouraging each other to build, grow, learn, and love — we put our sisters down, along with their goals, ambitions, or whatever else it may be that makes them who they are.
I want to create change in our communities — but it all starts with me. And then you.
Plant a seed of love for yourself, within yourself, so that it can grow to have branches that give shade to all the women you interact with.
This is how we empower one another.
Plant the seed and nourish its roots.
Here are three ways you can begin to shift your mindset.
We hope these action items can help you realize the importance of how to find power within yourself so that you can give it to others as well. When you nourish that seed of love and celebrate that power — you foster a supportive community with incredible women who inspire you. Let’s build together and lift each other up.Irum is awriter, photographer, and author of 'Nothing to Summit' - a collection of short essays on gaining strength, fighting against one's fears, falling, regaining hope, and ultimately finding inner peace before the cycle/climb begins again. She received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University and is currently dabbling in several photojournalism and writing projects, while also working as a communications specialist.
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