I love us. So much. I am a cheerleader of many great women (in “real” life and digitally) and truly desire to see us win. If you and your circles are not exchanging love, patience, empathy, ideas, honesty, support, laughter, encouragement and overall beautiful, positive energy, you, my sister, are sitting with the wrong crowd. I mean, if you find that you just can not be loving and supportive to your fellow woman in need, why am I in her presence? or why am I moved to project or dismiss her instead of protect her? are questions to be asked. A little g-checkin’ should be in order.
We fight enough societal battles to not—at the very least—be tender with ourselves. Naturally, self-love and acceptance will easily allow us to be pleasant toward one another. Being sisterly and cultivating tribes and villages are innate aspects of womanhood. Some of us don’t deserve the good side of each other, sure. Buuuutt some of us are missing out on life changing conversations and bomb friendships by holding each other in contempt instead of respect.