Have you ever caught yourself thinking about what truly defines being or becoming a woman? Well, I have, and here are some of my thoughts.
I believe that it is beauty, love, nurturance, wisdom, courage, spirituality, and most of all power that defines being a woman.
Women are important because we are the root of society as it stands.
Marianne Williamson, an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, once wrote in the book, “A Return to Love,” Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
This quote sums up the past, present, and future of every woman.
Historically, women have been viewed as inferior and feeble-minded. We are also frowned upon when it comes down to evaluating crises and handling mechanical problems.
Nevertheless, we cease in paving the way for liberation.
For instance, we gained our right to vote in America in the twentieth century. For me this is just one of the reasons why I believe being a woman brings about high self-esteem and change.
We must learn how to hold high regards for ourselves by gaining the most out of education that we can.
We owe ourselves that much.
After our education is gained and maintained then power, respect, and wealth will follow.
Along with power, we must inhabit love. In order to give and show love, we must first love ourselves.
women should stop thinking people are always talking about us, and we must stop wasting our precious time and energy on such foolishness.
My pastor once posed the question, “what is the only thing that we can not change or make up for when everything’s all said and done?” The answer is, “time.”
It takes time to learn how to love yourself and how to love one another.
So know that being a woman comes along with loving yourself for who you are and what you can become.
The next time someone asks what defines a woman, tell them we represent beauty, love, nurturance, wisdom, courage, spirituality, and most of all, power.
I challenge women to not only love yourself beyond measure but to show someone else the love you have for them because you are a woman.
My heart goes out to all my college sisters making and paving the way for the future.
Let’s face it ladies we are the cream of the crop.
Priscilla Blow is a junior broadcast journalism student from Jacksonville. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.