Today is International Women’s Day (IWD2021) – a day of celebrating awesome, strong women. A day of women supporting women, raising each other up and celebrating strength.
I love this day (IWD2021), but also find it sad that such a day has to exist in the first place. There shouldn’t be a divide, women shouldn’t need to rise up- rise up from where? Why on Earth are women seen as lesser? So I’m writing you this letter to give you some words of advice, as a woman, as a feminist and as a mother.
Firstly, love yourself. Love yourself unconditionally. Love everything about yourself, warts and all. You are perfect. Self-love is the single best thing I ever learnt. It took me decades to master, so get a head start. Start practicing self-love now. Ignore people that talk negatively, they do that because they haven’t yet mastered self-love. You are capable of anything you put your mind to. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. Five years ago, I was obese, very poorly and inactive, now I’m a healthy weight, fit, healthy and teaching yoga. If I can do that, you can do absolutely anything you want to, my dear.
It’s okay to ask for help. Asking for help isn’t weakness,
You are stronger than you think you are. The universe will only give you as much as you can handle, so trust that you can handle it. You’ve got this.
It’s okay to ask for help. Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It’s a sign that you recognise that there’s a problem enough to get help fixing it. You wouldn’t try to fix a problem with your car without asking someone that knows about cars for help… Support your fellow sisters and girlfriends. It’s sad that we need to say this, but we girls gotta stick together. We need to build each other up, support each other, celebrate the wins together. If you see someone doing well, tell them so! Don’t feel jealous if they have something you do not, instead, send them well wishes and good thoughts. Most importantly of all, be unapologetically you. Never, ever, EVER let any human tell you that you are not good enough. EVER. You are perfect.
All my love, Mum x