As young women, we listen a lot to our family and friends share their opinions about what they believe we should believe in. Their arguments are so convincing we end up adopting them. In the end,they know better. What does it matter what football team I support, which supermarket I buy from or who I vote for?
In reality, it does matter, it makes all the difference.
I was that girl once. It felt easy until I realized I was supporting policies that worked against women and oppressed people. I was chanting for corrupt politicians and contributing to our broken nation. So,I decided I was not going to be that girl anymore.
I have a voice and so much power. As a woman, I can change the world and influence people around me if I do the work.
The posts I share reach a minimum of 200 people, the brands I support are either encouraging slavery and poverty or preserving our environmnent, and the people I vote for are either creating laws that protect women from violence or making sure they are silenced and abused.
I started reading a lot and following accounts that empowered women and talked about social justice, world economics and sustainability. I became curious and open to what people from all sides, gender and nationalities were saying in order to get the right information. I started digging within me to understand the values and beliefs I want to live by.
This insured that the decisions I was making were true to me and not anyone else.
You can do that, too. In fact, you should and I am here to empower you and give you the tools you need to achieve that.
So the first message, I want to send to all the young women out there is to always be curious and question your own beliefs.
I know it’s scary. Change is scary and shameful. We might have been supporting racism or corrupt politicians for years but we can decide to change that now. As Maya Angelou said” Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better”.
All you have to do is open your eyes to new information and listen to the voice within.
.It’s ok to be angry and scared. It means you’re changing and you were courageous enough to start.
That’s all it takes , a bit of courage to take the first step and make sure we create a better world for us and for the women that will come after us.