The woman in me wants to let go. Yes, I do!
The world is celebrating ‘Women Empowerment’ and her forays into arenas where she has shied away from for many years. Now that we have conquered most of what we were denied. I think I just want to lean back and relax for once.
I know I have spent the last few years battling the cause of women, but somewhere in that, I have put that immense performance pressure on myself. Multitasking comes easily to women, but the more you take on the more standards you are setting for yourself.
This women’s day I started by wondering, who am I trying to prove anything to?
My identity is in being an individual, why do I need to be inspirational to others?
I love being a woman, I love being me.
I am finally awakening to the cause, I want to just celebrate me.
I spent half a lifetime, trying to prove my mettle to myself or to others. I wanted to compete with every man next to me. To prove that I am better than him.
Thirty plus odd years wiser, I can tell you for sure, I would not change anything about myself or my choices or the gender I was born with. But it has taken me these many years to feel confident of myself and belive in me. If I was to look back at my younger twenties self, I wouldn’t be so confident.
Some of us have been raised in more privileged backgrounds than others. We have been raised by moms who have helped us achieve what they couldn’t. We have also been raised by dads who wouldn’t have us compromise our lives and we are raising girls to fend for themselves, to be equal if not better than the boys. Some are not that lucky, they still have to give up their hopes and dreams for families, some are still being abandoned after being born, some are still suffering from dowry.