Hey Y’all! Happy Monday!
Welcome to Southern Love Lifestyle blog, in this post I( Jennifer) wanted to write why we as women need to empower and uplift one another more. I’ve always felt that it’s important to empower other women. We’re not in competition with each other we’re all striving to be the best version of ourselves.
Lately, I’ve been seeing so much on social media and the news about women. How women need to be more confident, feel more comfortable in their own skin, and above all else love themselves. I often think about my life and my own interactions with women on a daily basis. Nearly, every interaction I have with a woman is a negative one. I’m usually being torn down for one reason or another. For example, the clothes I choose to wear, my hair, my make-up, and even my shoes…lol!
However, through it all I smile and even laugh out loud when another woman tries to “bring me down.” I have been dealing with these petty situations since I was in middle school. In fact I find it quite comical, because I have a very strong foundation. It’s not built on quicksand, my parents especially my very strong mother instilled in me at a very young age to be confident and love me for me.
My mom always told me, “Jennifer, you will have to be better than your best, and sometimes that won’t be good enough for some people, but that’s ok.” She always taught me no matter what, you love yourself and never let people define or change you. I’m so incredibly thankful, my mom taught me that lesson. I’m not a people pleaser, you either like me or you don’t, either way life is good. You should always be yourself, before we can empower and uplift another woman. We need to make sure that we are owning who we are as a person.
Own Who You Are and Love It
I just wanted to share the joy that I feel within myself, because I own who I Am. I Am an educated and confident young woman. I Am my hair, my skin, my lashes, and my six inch heels. I try to eat right and not eat the biggest piece of chocolate cake that my mom makes just because she feels like some chocolate..lol! I workout four to five days a week, because it’s what I love to do. I put the work into my body and I have the drive and motivation to be whatever I chose to be in life.
Empower, Encourage, and Uplift Other Women
I just want to empower, encourage, and uplift other women, if someone is trying to tear you down. It’s not about you, it’s the flaws in them, that you make them aware of. Words are often used as weapons to hurt, don’t allow them to affect you. Always remember that if someone is trying to tear you down, it shows they have no growth and they are unhappy within themselves.
If you choose not to wear make-up, that’s fine; if you love the skin you’re in that’s lovely. If you love your natural hair, then God bless you. That may work for you, but that may not be what the next woman wants or needs. If you don’t understand someone that’s fine, but it’s not for you to understand why they do what they do.
Your standard of beauty may not match the next woman’s and that’s ok. However, you don’t get the right to rip her apart because she has a different perspective of beauty than you. Thank God, that we’re all different I know I love me some me. Don’t be afraid to compliment another woman that’s not a part of your clique. That ladies is called confidence and it shows growth in you as a female.
May You Forever Sparkle and Shine
Empowering or encouraging another woman doesn’t take any shine away from you. We can all sparkle together and respect each other’s differences. Always remember that Little Girls compete and judge one another, Strong Women Uplift and Empower.
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Well said Jennifer. Women sometime fail to realize that we are all God’s creation. How boring we would be if we were all alike. I encourage all women to love yourself, lift up your fellow sisters, straighten up your crown and soar in the beauty of being you.
Thank you so much Aunt Terry, I really appreciate your wonderful feedback. It’s so true, I wish all women would realize that we’re all amazing and beautifully made! Thank you so much stopping by and spreading even more love and positivity! Love you! ❤️😘
Happy Monday to you too! I love the idea of empowering other women– some people just live to tear others down
So do I, it’s a beautiful thing when women support and empower one another. It’s such a waste of energy though, being so negative! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a lovely day! 😊
Wow you girls are so pretty! And Jennifer you look so confident! And your mom is right- sometimes your best isn’t good enough but you gotta give it anyway!
Awww thank you so much, that’s extremely kind of you to say! Absolutely that’s all we can do in life is be the best version of ourselves! I hope you have a lovely day! 😊
You are soo wonderful! Women really need to Empower and Uplift Other Women instead of tearing them down!
Awww thank you so much! I wish more women understood that concept. We’re not here to compete with one another. We’re here to give support and lots of encouragement! I hope you have an amazing day! 😊
Yes yes yes!! it’s so important and I feel like it’s forgotten so much!!! I love this!!
Thank you so much! Unfortunately, it has been forgotten but it’s such an amazing thing when women support one another! I hope you have a great day! 😊
Such a beautiful family! So important that we lift each other up.
Awww thank you! Yes it always important to uplift the woman next you. I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
So true dear! We should all support each other and embrace all the strength and beauty we have inside ourselves. Have worked with young women throughout my entire career and it has been so great! You go girl!
We definitely should and it’s important to instill this in young women. Life is hard enough sometimes, we shouldn’t make it harder by being unkind to one another! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I hope you have an amazing day! 😊
You look like you’ve got a pretty good sisterhood in place. More power to you.
Thank you so much I really do! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
I loved your post. I really like what he says about women, and the photos you have put are very nice.
Hi there! Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I hope you have a wonderful day!
That is so true. We gain more by sharing with others. When we empower others, we also empower ourselves.
Go girl! I loved reading the post. It’s so important not to care too much what others think about you- you live your life the way you want and that the only things that matters
Hey girl! Thank you so much, I totally agree you have to live life and do what makes you happy! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome day!
It is so important that we all lift eachother up! By the way, beautiful family!!
That is so true, it doesn’t take much to be kind and encouraging to one another! Awww thank you so much, that’s extremely kind of you to say! I hope you have a great day!
What an amazing cause and show of solidarity. This warms my heart and makes me think about ways that I can make an impact as well. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that! Being supportive, empowering, and kind to other women is a great way to make an impact. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!
More power to women. You are doing a fabulous job of spreading more cheer. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind feedback, I hope you have an awesome day!
This is such a wonderful message. I believe spending time to help empower others is key to success.
Thanks so much for always being there for me and what a beautiful photo!
Women should definitely always want to empower other women. There is no reason at all why we should not be lifting each other up!
I definitely agree with you, we can all be fabulous and uplift one another at the same time! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day!
More power to you girl for talking about such an important issue in a positive way without tearing anyone else down. Regressive mentality, whether in men or women, is what turns people unnecessarily judgemental and bitter, We can’t change the world in one sweep…so, it’s better to make ourselves stronger and guide our next generation towards what’s really important. Totally agree with your thought – “We can all sparkle together and respect each other’s differences”.
Nandita, thank you so much! I totally agree with you, we can’t change the world but we can change the thinking of the next generation. My mom and I are instilling in my little sister to be a confident and strong young woman, that doesn’t tear anyone else down. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, I hope you have an awesome day!
I wish more women realise that helping another woman win, cheering her on or sharing a resource with her does not take away from the blessings coming to them. In fact, the more you give the more you receive.
Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but from selflessness.
My sentiments exactly, I wish more women thought this way. We’re not in competition with one another and we should be happy when another woman accomplishes something amazing. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
More power to you girl. It is so important to empower other women. Keep on doing it. Cheers.
Thank you it’s so important for women to cheer each other on. Being a woman is hard enough we shouldn’t fight with one another, we need to uplift each other! Thank you so much stopping by! I hope you have an amazing day! 😊
Empowering and helping women is so important. That’s the way we get out of this whole me too movement and give women power earlier in their careers.
That is so true, women need to come together and support one another from the very beginning. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day! 😊
When women support one another, everything is possible!😌😌😌😊
I completely agree, thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Great post Jennifer. It is so important uplift and empower all women especially the younger generation.
Thank you so much Jackline, I totally agree. We need to instill in the younger woman to uplift and support one another and not compete with one another. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day! 😊