You would be surprised how we as women restrict ourselves and diminish our accomplishments/talents/job raises so that our male counterpart can feel comfortable. You never hear GUYS hiding their successes from each other in the boardroom/workplace/with their friends!
Turn on the radio and you can hear Drake proclaiming “Started from the bottom, now we here” and turn on any music channel and you see most male artists flaunting their lavish lifestyle of cars, clothes, girls, money (Sorry, PIttbull, but it’s true).
So we have to get our #GirlBoss / #BossLady / #BossyPants /#LeanIn on NOW!!! Thank goodness for role models like Tina Fey, Sheryl Sandberg, Iman, Debra Chase, Sophia Amoruso, and so many more!
I think people like to think that because someone is attractive, that person has no problems and can dance through life without any hardships. That is a lie.
Too often, our culture over-emphasizes external beauty which is commonly subjective over internal richness of character. Why be a CFO when you’re “pretty” enough to be a model or a Playboy centerfold? Why be a scientist when you’re “pretty” enough to be professional cheerleader or a reality TV show star?
We as women and as a culture need to challenge our girls see themselves as more than what they look like on the outside. But where do we start?