A Manifesto of Love : Womanhood

Let us be confident women who love our bodies unapologetically.

Ignore the “rules” imposed by society.

You don’t have to be a size 0 and you don’t require curves to be and feel beautiful– remember they’re our bodies, our rules.

Let us pledge to love our bodies as they are, because the sizes of our tummies, hips, bottoms and thighs do not define who we are as human beings.

That number on the scale, it only measures mass. It doesn’t capture our souls. The scale doesn’t know how smart, sassy, caring and simply spectacular we all are.

And, my lovelies, believe me when I say “we are ALL absolutely spectacular”.

Let us be nurturing women who uplift other women.

Encourage, inspire and nourish the dreams and hopes of other women.

We don’t have to be in competition.

We can succeed without feeding into the mentality that only one of us can shine at a time.

Let us obliterate those glass ceilings together.

Let us be warrior women who fight for the rights of those who can’t fight for themselves.

Let us be passionate about making this world better for the generations of young women and little girls to follow.

Let us stop slut shaming, victim blaming, body size bullying

and any other form of victimization that says “you’re not worthy”, “you’re not good enough.”

Because they are all lies.

Our sex does not make us weak or lesser human beings.

Let us be a voice, a shout, a thunderous cry for all the women in the world trying to get an education, trying to claim their basic rights and respect in a world that deems them unworthy and disposable just because they are female.

Let us not forget that this struggle also includes our sisterhood in the LGBT community. Because this fight is for all women, regardless of the gender they were assigned at birth.

Let us be indestructible women that serve as beacons of light and love in a world filled with chaos.

And let us never forget the words of Audre Lorde:

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Happy International Women’s Day my lovelies. Until next time,

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Art used in featured image for this post: “Power” by Shepard Fairey

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