A fellow woman will often be the first to do it.
We will judge on appearance.
On choices that people make.
On their workplace arrangements.
Their mothering ones.
What they wear.
What they say.
We will fuck our own friends husbands and carry on business as usual.
We will write vitriol online about each other.
We will cut down someones success.
Heaven forbid someone gets ahead or too far up their own arse.
We will suspect ulterior motives.
We will be led by fear mongering of the media and by males.
Our own worst enemies.
I’m a little disillusioned today. It’s been that kind of a week. It’s always easy to focus on the negatives, rather than all the good that is around, and of course there is that. So much of that. There’s always a friend ready to make you feel better. To make a small gesture that can mean so much. A sister to call you, and make you laugh. Another sister to make fun of you in a silly way. A Mother who knows the exact right way to make you feel loved and safe and secure. A child who will make you feel like the most important person in the world. A stranger taking time out of their busy lives, to say something nice, just because they want to. A mentor encouraging you to reach for the stars, aim high and stay strong. A role model, near or far to look up to. Yes, they are always there. It’s time to focus on them for a change.
Happy day to you fellow women. I hope today is a good day for you. Let’s try and make them better for each other. Every day.