Here Is Why All Women Should Celebrate Each Other

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I was watching Legally Blonde the other day and it hit me whilst watching the first 18 minutes of the movie how very important it is to have friends who celebrate you. What I love about that movie is how much it breaks the stereotypes, one, of pretty girls being dumb (I don’t even know how or why something this ridiculous came about) and two, of the bitchy sorority house where everyone is only fake nice to each other. Legally Blonde is a celebration of womanhood and of women supporting women and it absolutely is all about celebrating the achievements of your friends.

We live in a society that thoroughly encourages competition, especially between women. We see it in regards to looks, success, talent, anything you can imagine, and all it does is build a feeling of sadness and insecurity. The capitalist culture feeds off this insecurity by giving us “more things to aspire to.” Your body isn’t good enough, look at hers. Your skin isn’t good enough, look at hers. Your job isn’t good enough, look at hers. There is a long list of magazines and media companies that are guilty for feeding us unwholesome body image issues from an early age.

This is why it is time for a revolution. Not just where it comes to body image, we need to start loving and supporting each other as women. Cheer your friends on in every way! Cheer them on if they’re looking good, cheer them on for their big achievements, cheer them on for their small achievements! Be the kind of woman who always supports other women because you would be surprised at how much even your most successful friend needs someone to root for them. You would be surprised how much genuine support can mean to your girlfriend who seems like she has it all figured out.

Women supporting each other is the most nurturing, wonderful, brilliant thing, it builds lasting friendships and life long loves.

Lets all start a wildfire, lets all actively participate in boosting other women and cheering them on. Lets evolve past the competition, past jealousy and bitter little small emotions like that. Another woman’s success is not a threat to you. Another woman’s happiness is not a threat or delay of yours. Another woman thriving does not mean you do not get to. Another woman’s beauty does not make you less beautiful. Remember this always.

Celebrate other women and in the process, celebrate the evolved, happy, carefree version of yourself that will be born from it. TC mark

Nikita Gill

Nikita is the author of Your Soul Is A River, a book about healing and becoming whole again.

Your Soul Is A River

“Love a soft person. The ones who are positive, even in the worst of circumstances. Someone whose strength is not in bravado, but in their quiet. Someone who is strong for others because that is what is needed in that moment. Someone who is the moon that soothes instead of the sun that burns. Someone who sees the very best in people even when you think they aren’t worth it. The kind of person who always wants to do the best for those they love.”
—Excerpt from Your Soul Is A River, by Nikita Gill

“I bought this on a whim to read as I was resting for the night, and I do not regret it one bit! Everything about the poetry in this book is amazing, heart breaking, and soul searching. It will lift your spirits on your darkest days. I want to thank the author so much for writing this, as it’s something I will be rereading a lot! Always remember, everything about you is important. You matter.” —McKayla

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