One great advantage from celebrating Women’s History Month stems from the awareness that’s brought to the efforts of women around the world. Through the endless trials, turmoil, and challenges, there lies a bright light that signifies hope that a change will come for women in the upcoming future.
It also brings awareness to the ways that we as women suffer daily. Most of the time, it isn’t just from societal norms imposed from decades ago that set the stage for how women should act. It also stems from other ways, such as how we treat ourselves and from the opinions of the people in our inner and outer circle.
The moment we can openly speak about these major ways that women are being impacted in our lives is the moment we can set the rules for new changes to come forth in our society. Otherwise, we will see history repeat itself and more problematic issues over progressive progress.
Battling with Ourselves
Out of all the daily battles we fight as women, none can compare to the fight that we have within ourselves. Mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally we are tested to see our strength and agility in navigating this shifting world. Most of the time, we do so alone, and that makes the battle even tougher.
This fight did not originate overnight, though. It has stemmed from generations of ridicule and degrading circumstances that women lived through and had no choice but to abide by as they lived their lives. It has occurred throughout all points in history, from women being deemed as property and only being allowed to go outside if a man was accompanying her to women being payed significantly less than a man in a similar position to her. All of these factors mix together to create a package of self-doubt that consumes us today.
Now that we are trying to fight these stereotypes and reinvent ourselves as women, we often have to start within ourselves to break that cycle of self-doubt. Consuming the right content using online and primary resources is one great way to get a head start in the game. Another can be through challenging ourselves in areas where others say that we can’t, when in reality, we can!
Fighting with the World
History has shown that the world has been out to prevent women from flourishing to the top. This issue begins to become more complex with the rise of women of color breaking barriers and entering doors they never knew they could enter.
Today, these are still efforts that are being felt for women coming up within their industries. However, they aren’t backing down without a fight! Using plenty of time, determination, and girl power, they have managed to build their own table to make up for not having a spot at society’s table for years.
Now, that table is open for all women of different ages, races, and ethnicities. This motivating moment also allows for other young women and girls to realize their potential, which will ultimately pave the way for the next generations of leaders, business owners, doctors, lawyers, activists, and much more.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Time stops for no one, and it’s time to get with the current thinking of today’s society of women. We don’t wish to be looked down upon or underestimated because of our gender. Nor do we want anyone to feel sorry for us as we fight to make names for ourselves. Instead, we want only one action to be done: for us to freely live out our dreams without being criticized for how we get it done.
For this Women’s History Month, it’s time for us to live up to our full potential more instead of downgrading ourselves because of other’s thoughts and opinions. Now, the ball is in our court, and we must make it known that we are not the ones to mess with when reaching our goals. We’re willing to go through the toughest storms and the deepest crevices to get to the light at the end of the tunnel, and no one can prevent us from getting there. This is especially true with a support system of other like-minded women in our corner.