When I first saw this picture it resonated strongly with me.
How many other Women out there have had ANY of these things said to you?
I would bet money you ALL raise your hand.
Here’s a few that I’ve heard:
“You just haven’t found the right man”
“Your clothing is distracting the boys
“You run like a girl”
“Why are you getting so emotional”
Well honestly. I’ve heard 97% of them in my 34 years.
The definition of PERSISTENT is:
- Continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
- Continuing to exist or endure over a prolonged period.
- Synonyms: Tenacious. Unrelenting. Determined.
I love the idea of Persisting. I am not looking to play a victim. I am not going on a “feminist rampage”. Both of which would be perfectly acceptable to do. What I like about this is the REALITY that these kinds of statements are being thrown at us every.damn.day. And it’s NOT ok. And we don’t have to accept that “this is just how it is”. We can say NO and speak up for ourselves. And then PERSIST. Because another reality is that this won’t change overnight.
Moms who breastfeed or bottlefeed will get shamed.
Moms who work or stay home will get comments.
If you don’t have kids people will make bold statements and if you do have kids people will make bold statements.
You will be a prude for dressing in more clothing and a slut for for wearing less.
We can’t win everyone over so don’t bother trying. Simply PERSIST. Speak up when you want or need and use your beautiful voice.
Be YOU and OWN it. Stay relentless. Bond together as women. Find your Tribe and love them fiercely. Stick up for each other! All women! No matter if you agree or disagree with their way of life. That’s the beauty of life.
So keep on persisting my beautiful Ladies out there. Let’s be tenacious together!