Do you remember being a young girl and ever feeling envious or being envied by other girls? Whether it was for friends, a lunchpale, an outfit, or even a boy, there is something about not being friendly with othet girls that seems to be promoted. Fast forward to teenage years, girls want each others boy friends, want to be the cutest, most popular, or best athlete. I get that some people are competitive but female competition has a different dynamic. In adulthood you realize how self serving most people are, but especially women. Women will bash, demean and disrespect other women before a man. They will point to another woman as a problem before a man. They will even feel more threatened by another woman...for no reason.Why? Do women feel that we have that much power to not uplift one another and stick together? Do they realize that 1 in 4 women have been sexually assaulted before the age of 25...so maybe that woman you demean is a "hoe" or "thot" for a reason? Do they realize that we are more than 50% of the population but make up 5.8% of the CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies and badgering a woman about her career vs. family aspirations does not help? Do they realize that bashing any woman's business is defeating because more than half of businesses started by women fail within their 1st 3 years?
Even though women birth BEings. Even though they are the majority of teachers and nurses caring for our population. Even though research shows there's a relationship between the number of females educated and the financial stability/ economic growth in a country. Even though we know, whether by hurt or love, women are the main motivation for men...we give up the power that we truly have the potential to possess because when we don't stick together, uplift or support one another.
I'm so excited for the next BE Experience on August 23rd entitled, Love Uplifts Love. We will be talking about the main ingredient that motivates or prevents us from empowering and supporting other women, self love! I know we are going to have women from all backgrounds, and I hope you spread the word and bring someone out!
You can get tickets at www.livethebelife.com
Written by: Tiffany W.