The Strength of A Woman....

Remember watching your mother juggle a million things and take care of a house full of people? What about our grandmothers who stood as the matriarch of our families? Those of us who had strong female role models were lucky in life. We had examples of what women could endure and manage with grace and love. Even if it wasn’t your mother or grandmother, think about the strong females in your life, community, or world. Are you like them? Do you have that inner fortitude to keep pushing forward?

Many would think this trait of strength and determination would be celebrated in women. It’s sad to see how many times it’s seen as a threat. Some might even try to stifle it before it comes to full power. You see this in home with domineering men, in the workforce, and many other relationships. Then, we get all up in arms and say, “How dare men try to silence us!” The truth is, much of the criticism comes from our fellow women. We’re taught to compete so much with one another, it scares us to be in the presence of other strong women.

We must learn to embrace the strength within one another, to harness all this greatness and fuel something amazing. The power of collective female strength can move mountains if we don’t expend energy tearing each other down. Instead of being afraid of the woman you think is smarter, stronger, prettier, or whatever, let’s rejoice, uplift, and praise each other.

In the studio, we focus on celebrating how amazing we are as women. I challenge you to provide some positive feedback to the ladies in your life every day throughout Women’s History Month. Hi-five an amazing trick, compliment a new hair color, remind someone how smart they are. Let’s use our power of words to celebrate our greatness as women!

Leslie Lyons