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Sisterhood

Teach a woman
sisterhood
and she’ll
never be
alone.

Sun, Mar 24, 2019 | Model info | Footnotes

I had the joy of spending last week with these wonderful women on the beaches of Oaxaca in a tiny town called Mazunte, celebrating our love and support of each other, our feminine energy and the magic that comes when we combine forces. I wonder when it started that women were taught to compete with one another instead of supporting each other. At some point in history was it more evolutionarily beneficial for us behave this way? Or is it something that society started feeding to us? I guess the answer to these questions is less important than the present reality, which is that women who work together rather than fiercely and often viscously competing with each other will thrive. Women who feel bonded to other women will find themselves more understood, stronger, wiser, & more emotionally secure. Finding friendship through sisterhood and femininity has these powers in that women share an internal universe of undeniable similarities in our very beings, just by being women. The world teaches us to judge each other, pit ourselves against other women, always try to be prettier or smarter or skinnier or more girly or less girly or the one with more guy friends or the one who is better at  __________. That list of competitivenesses could go on and on. Society is proof of how we as women are not yet standing with each other to this very day. It is so engrained in us that we often have to catch ourselves in the act of judgment—checking each other out to see where we are on the ladder, above or below. It’s ok to notice, ie, if another woman’s boobs are larger or smaller than your own. It’s just when we start feeling better or worse than each other because of how we “compare.” I say let’s stop competing and just stick together. Let’s stop calling each other names, outloud and in our heads, and lift each other up instead. Women of all colors, anyone who identifies as a woman, we are all included in this. We are all sisters. What a world we could live in if woman were taught to embrace sisterhood. We would never be alone. Who’s with me?

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