Listen to this episode to hear me HYPE you up and be your biggest cheerleader. It’s International Women’s Day and I am here to let full Passionate Patricia out and talk about women supporting women, and building each other up.
As women, there are so many different ways that we suppress big parts of our personalities and hearts to become small because that’s what society has conditioned us to do. During this episode, I want to talk to a few different groups of women out there who could potentially be listening, because I want to erase any toxicity you may be experiencing and build you up. You deserve raving fans who are there to cheer you on, no matter where or what you are in life.
I am so sorry that the first man who was supposed to be an influence in your life left you. I’m sorry that he’s not there for you, and that he can’t love you the way you should be loved. I’m sorry he disappointed you. Know that you are worth that love.
I’m sorry that this person – who is supposed to be so important in your life – has failed you. I’m sorry that the inner voice in your head has probably created toxic thoughts. You are enough. You’re not perfect and that’s okay, you’re not meant to be. I accept you for your flaws and mistakes. I’m proud of you for trying at life, even if you don’t always succeed. You’re beautiful on the inside and out, and you’re worth amazing things.
You are doing your best. Give yourself some grace. Whether you’ve birthed them, adopted them, are mothering the friend group or kids on your block that are lacking their own, you are making such an important influence and you should be proud of yourself.
You are no less of a woman. You are amazing, and you have a purpose on this Earth, I promise you.
That doesn’t define you. Your opinion is justified and warranted, and you don’t owe anyone an explanation.
Whether you don’t want to have kids, or can’t have kids, or it’s not a priority right now, you’re a phenomenal woman. Don’t let anyone tell you that you lack purpose or passion because you can’t or don’t want to be a mother.
I get you, and I am here for you. You’re anxious and sad and you have rough days. You put on your smile and go out there, or maybe you don’t, and it’s all okay. You’re navigating a lot of complicated parts of your brain and it is not easy. Mental illness is an everyday battle. Know that you are deserving of love. You’re intelligent, you’re full of heart and you can make an impact in this world.
I’m sorry that society puts so much pressure on the way you view your body. It’s not easy. It’s in every magazine and every Instagram post and I’m sorry that we’ve been raised in a society that puts more importance on our bodies than how we feel about ourselves, our intelligence, our hearts and our passions – the things that truly matter. You are deserving of love and I do believe that one day we’re going to get past this and that it starts with us women. We have to raise our daughters and our sons to quit putting so much pressure on outer appearance and to focus on what matters.
You deserve to be loved and you deserve to give love. I am sorry that society has told you otherwise. I’m sorry if you’re not accepted in your families, your churches or your friend groups. Focus on you and love who you want to love, it’s no one else’s business. You deserve everything.
I’m really sorry, and I will be your friend. There are women out here who will make you feel loved and accepted. I don’t care what your job is or what you’re doing in life. Talk to me and I will be your friend. I will never judge you.
I understand. If you feel like you don’t fit into any group and your brain is complicated or you’re messy or too much – you’re not too much. I promise. You’re filled with a lot of ideas and heart and passion. There are people out there who will understand you – go find those people. Don’t put yourself in circles where you feel like you need to shrink and change who you are to fit in. Find the people who make you feel like warm sunshine when you talk about your passions.
It’s a tough world and there’s a lot on our backs. If you see a woman on the street, smile at her and say hello. Talk to your barista. Talk to your friend who just opened a business, your friend who just had a baby, your friend who is single. Everyone is different and we are not all meant to be on this Earth doing the same thing and living the same life. So accept each other and love each other unconditionally. For my male listeners, if any of these things apply to you, I’m here for you too.
Pour kindness out into the world. Healed people heal people, so work on yourself and then help others because we have so much more to offer than hatred.
I hope you’ll listen to this and that it will resonate with you. I hope it inspires you to be this voice to someone else. You have an impact and you can spread kindness to someone else. Don’t let International Women’s Day be the only day that you support women and that you pour out love and acceptance. Do it every day.
Until next time my friends – Arastasia
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