Happy International Women’s Day! It’s so awesome that we have a day dedicated to supporting women, but shouldn’t we be doing that all year long?!
2016 taught me so much about life as a woman, starting with the election. Let’s be honest, that shit was a nightmare and it showed me how women in our society are viewed today- not only by the male population, but by other females as well. I would hear people, whom I interacted with daily, make derogatory and sexist comments and brush them off like it was no big deal. It was such an eye-opening experience for me. Not trying to turn this into a negative post, but it just saddened me that some men still view women as inferior, and some women believe that. Growing up I never thought that a boy could do something better than me, nor did I think I was limited because of my gender. I thank my parents for teaching my sister and I that we are better than no one, and no one is better than us. But this is not the case for so many boys and girls across our nation. I’m not sure why this revelation is hitting me in my late-twenties; maybe because I’ve just recently encountered so many sexist individuals or maybe because I’m just becoming more aware of surrounding chatter, but because of this recent discovery I’ve subconsciously made it my goal to celebrate women. I’ve been more vocal about praising accomplishments of other girlbosses and it inspires me and makes me feel good when I encourage others!
I started a little boutique last year, Miss Tassa, with the hopes of helping every woman feel confident with the items I sell. A little business venture has turned into a whole mentality of just celebrating and supporting all women. We all struggle with insecurities and while there a some mean girls out there, there are also a ton more girl bosses who are excited to celebrate YOU. Whether you’re like me and just starting your journey of doing what you absolutely love, or you’re already well on your way to Girl Boss status, we could all use a little encouragement and support from our girl gang. Look beyond what makes you different from another gal and find what makes you similar. Talk to local gals who are just starting their journey, or a girl you look up to and send some positive vibes!
Listen, we aren’t all the same and that’s okay. You don’t have to totally agree with another girl to support and encourage her. We aren’t all pink lovers, punk rockers, city girls, or country babes, but we are all GIRLS and we are all just out here trying to be the best we can be! So send your girl gang a little note today and tell them you love them and you’re proud of them!