WOMEN.

 Wearing:  H&M High Waist Skinny Jean | Michael Kors Ursula Boot | Vintage Top
Dear Fashionable Friends,
 “The future is female.” I have never in my life felt as proud to be a woman as I do today. It has taken growing, learning and molding to get to this point. Funny thing is I owe all the thanks in the world to my Dad for making me the woman that I am today. The reason I am as strong, confident and goal oriented as I am is all because of my dad. My dad taught me that I could be whatever I wanted to be, and I believed it. He taught me what a good work ethic looked like and the value of furthering my education.
I want to instill these same characteristics in my own daughter someday. It is easy to be discouraged as a woman. There are so many stereotypes and limitations set on women, especially in the workplace. I know the majority of my readers are women, mostly college women. I want to encourage you to write your goals. If you have a thought, a plan, a dream write it down! There is just something about physically writing it down that helps push to turn it into a reality. No matter how out of this world your dream may sound just know that it is attainable. That’s where a plan comes in. To accomplish anything you must make a plan.
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls,
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes.
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 

Wearing: Vintage Top | Michael Kors Boots | H&M High Waist Jeans

 

Go out and make this day yours, darling.
XOXO
 Catch you on the flip side,

 

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