I felt it only fair after yesterday to talk about what I feel an empowered woman looks like. I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot today.
So what is an empowered woman to me?
An empowered woman loves herself. She may not like all of her traits but she knows she is in complete control and can change them at any time.
An empowered woman embraces her independence and knows she doesn’t rely on anyone, but also sees the value in a partnership and when in one embraces it as such and treats her partner as an equal, and helps shoulder the load.
An empowered woman knows her strengths and weaknesses and can use them to move through life in a fashion that suits her. She moves with the confidence of knowing intimate familiarity with her darkness and her light.
Empowered women treat others with kindness and love but have boundaries in place so there is never any question of her own value.
An empowered woman claims her space in the world and does so by standing on her own feet, not by beating down the shoulders of others.
An empowered woman knows how and when to be soft and gentle and when to be firm and unyielding.
An empowered woman knows she isn’t right for everyone so she lets those go that no longer fit in her life, because she knows her table is small and reserved for a special collection of souls.
An empowered woman knows and understands her beauty, sensuality, sexuality and knows that those are tools of pleasure for her and her mate, not boxes that she has to live within.
An empowered woman speaks up for the things and people that she values, even when it doesn’t flow with popular opinion.
Empowered women celebrate their successes and the successes of those they love. They are humble in doing so and give credit where it is due.
An empowered woman knows how to be kind, nurturing, protective, supportive, soft, light, goofy, hard, dark and firm all rolled into one.
Empowered women know their values and continuously course correct to stay in line. Even when they are exhausted with this life.
Empowered woman know that there is an inherent responsibility to aid in the betterment of the collective, a part of which can only be enhanced through a feminine energy.
An empowered woman shows up. Authentically. Fully. Unabashedly. How they want to show up.
As Gandhi so eloquently put it, “be the change you want to see in the world.”
Be better. Find your power and go forth and shine your light in the world so damn bright that no one will ever question your presence again. ❤ ❤