Who needs lingerie and flowers when you have unconditional self worth and love? Women and girls are too often taught that their worth lies only in their sexuality, their physical appearance, and their ability to “please a man” or bear children. They’re often taught suppressive ideas that confidence is “arrogant” and asking for what they want is “b*tchy.” Yet these same traits are revered in men and are often what makes them successful leaders.
It’s time to start teaching women and girls that they can be both feminine and confident. That they can ask for what they want tactfully and that they deserve to be taken as seriously as men. They can become breadwinners, CEOS, leaders, and that their identity isn’t dependent on child-rearing or being a “perfect wife.” We encourage women to step outside the box and challenge “the norm.” Discover your true bliss and believe you can achieve all your dreams.
So, Happy Valentine’s Day to all you beautiful, amazing, strong women! There is no better day than today to rethink the status quo. Design your OWN life. Create your OWN path. Don’t forget to “Lean In” today -and always! You are loved. xoxo
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