A new and powerful movement. Empowerment. Toughness. Strength. Relentlessness.
These are all qualities that we women must have, in order to get what we want and need. We must work harder than we think we will and we must be more patient. And as frustrating as it is, we’ve got no other choice. Or do we?
Well, I say that often times we do have to take initiative and step out on faith and go for what we can’t see. That’s exactly what faith is. Stepping out on what we can’t see and hoping that our risk will pay off for us. Of course, it’s hard to wait and to just believe that everything is going to work for you and you’re not seeing much progress. But one thing that I’ve learned. If you don’t have much else, you must have Faith. Being unemployed, I’ve learned the art of Patience and having Faith. Times are hard and bills must be paid. But, I’ve got faith that the job I need will come. But, that doesn’t mean that I am just sitting around and waiting on the phone to ring. Just like the song that I’m listening to, as I write this post, “Go Get it, Go Get it, Go Get your blessing!” – Mary Mary. Very Powerful and I believe what this songs says. You’ve got to believe in yourself, especially when no one else will.
That’s one of the biggest challenges that we as Females face. We are always told that we need to just get married and have children. Let the Man take care of us. Don’t think or speak. Just be nice, quiet and pretty. There are so many people that still think that is all that we should be. And we’re still tearing down those walls. And we’ve got to tear them down, while wearing heels and having our make-up perfectly in place.
But, what’s great about things, is that some of that is finally changing. We’re finally seeing our reflection on TV and magazine covers. We’re finally seeing Women that juggling families and careers and we’re seeing single women that are being sophisticated professional while battling with the stereotypical expectations that accompanies it. Dealing with failing relationships or attempting to keep a relationship that is important, alive and stable.
The way that things are changing, some of it is good and some still needs work. But, even though we’ve seen progress, we’re still fighting for a spot on the dance floor. A seat at the table. To show what we’re made of. We’re seeing great women make huge strides forward and many more are waiting on their turn.
Well, to all of us, I would like to offer this advice. Those women that we see who are where we hope to be, have been where we are right now. They remember the frustration, hearing No, the loud sound of slamming doors in their faces and the waiting. And guess what? They are still facing challenges!
Even though they are better off now than they were, they’re still dealing with crap! Just unfair, but it’ll get better. It won’t stay that way forever. It never does.
So, Ladies believe this hashtag. More importantly, believe the meaning and message behind it. It’s not just something that should be trending. But, it’s something that we should live and instill in our daily lives. We need to say this to ourselves everyday. This needs to become a mantra for us. I know I plan on using this, in my daily life.
CoverGirl has coined this new phrase and I am proud of them for doing so. I think that it’s a great thing to see a cosmetics line, create and support this. It means a lot to me.
So, here’s to us. Because we #GirlsCan!