By: S. Elle Cameron, Guest Blogger
Last month I talked about how women should stop slut shaming each other and start supporting each other. This month I want to keep it going with a similar topic but this time around, I want to talk about sticking together. It’s one thing to support each other but sticking together is much more powerful.
When people decide to stick together they become a family. While supporting each other is very important, it’s only the first step to real success. Sticking together means that we decide to not only support each other in our endeavors and choices, but it also means that we decide to make it our business to become a family. We decide to become one another’s mentors, leaders, confidants, and support systems.
In my last post I stated that us girls have to do better when it comes to being supportive of one another and I stand by that statement. It goes far beyond slut shaming and sexuality. We have to learn how to stick together through business ventures, goals, school, and every other department where we’ve been oppressed or looked down upon. Women still have a lot to prove in this world and we aren’t even half way there. You know what increases our chances of making it? Having a strong support system and treating every woman that passes by as our sister, regardless of her race or class.
Ladies, when you realize that you are no better or worse than the next woman, you’ll learn how easy it can be to treat others as your sister instead of your competition. We can form bonds with one another and challenge each other to do better instead of putting each other down and trying to compete. There’s enough room for everyone to be successful in their own way and stepping on others is no longer needed (so use those high heels for something else…like climbing the corporate ladder). You’ll come to find that sticking together has more perks than mishaps. Think about how dangerous we’ll be if we embraced each other instead of spitting on one another.
So next time you see a female (young or old) trying something new, instead of judging them or seeing them as competition, join them and see how you can help. Think of them as a sister in need who can use a helping hand and an extra support system. Don’t be the jealous girl, BE THAT GIRL, and get out the glue to attach yourself to one another. Trust me, it’s worth it!
Let's Chat! Do you find yourself feeling competitive with girls on your team, in your class, or in your office? How can you overcome the competition and be THAT GIRL who offers support, instead?
About S. Elle Cameron
S. Elle Cameron is the 22-year-old author of the Young Adult novel, A Tragic Heart. Music and personal experiences inspire her to write on a daily basis. To learn more, visit her at www.sellecameron.com or www.sellecameron.blogspot.com Follow on Twitter:@SElleCameron
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