For a while I thought I didn’t need you. I’m sorry for those years when I believed girls weren’t funny or interesting or smart or anything I now believe to be completely false. I wish I could take back those teenage years where I declared myself a guys girl and hung out exclusively with boys because men are great, but life isn’t complete without a lady tribe.
I’ve had my ups and downs and my teenage years were challenging, to put it lightly. But, I feel like life has rewarded me bucket loads in my 20’s with women who inspire me and keep me strong every single day. My family is nearly completely dominated by feisty women who I once saw as domineering and now see as awesome and hilarious people with very unashamedly vibrant personalities. Thank you for teaching me that I don’t always have to do it on my own and that sarcasm truly is the highest form of wit.
To my friends, from all walks of life, thank you for pushing me to see life from different angles. For encouraging me to stay passionate about my opinions, to get absolutely blotto drunk and not apologise for it and to get my bits out and be proud of it. Seriously, you ladies make me believe that soulmates aren’t just reserved for romantic connections and I’ve found a handful of you who have changed my life forever.
To the girl bosses who I have had the pleasure of working with and aspire to be like one day. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for believing in me and creating a space where I can become a mini boss. You inspire me every day to work harder and truly believe that I can one day be as bad ass as you.
To the inspirational women I gawk at on Instagram. I scroll your feeds, leaving likes a plenty and watch your stories in awe of how you achieve so much. From yogis, to vegans, to feminists and writers, I want to be like you when I grow up. You push me to realise you are never too young to start and no dream is too big to achieve.
Women are incredible beings. Seriously, have you ever been in a room full of forward thinking ladies? Maybe it’s the surge of hormones practically bursting out of the windows or the strength in the face of opposition, but when we unite, we are one hell of a powerful force. And this isn’t just because our periods sync up making us one big, hormonal army! I am guilty, as is every woman ever, of saying things I shouldn’t. I’ve called a woman a slag or judged another for a choice they’ve made and I’m here to say that that shit is not on and I promise to never do it again. We should be supporting and loving eachother, not trying to drag one another down. And that includes every single one of you. Women with disabilities, women of colour, women of all sexual preferences and women who identify themselves as such, nobody gets left behind. So give someone a compliment, support female businesses, look out for one another because when we are together, there is no stopping us. I love each and every one of you and I’m so proud of everything that you are.
Who is your most inspiring woman?