A woman’s pride lies in her fortitude, her resilience, and her ability to stand firm through adversities. When life sucks us under, we kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.
A woman’s strength is limitless. Only a woman has the ability to nurture a career she’s accumulated experience, expertise, and great work ethics alongside, managing to create time to be actively involved in her family, kids’ life, and education. We willingly compromise our own happiness for others, we are the vessel that constantly intercedes in prayers for our entire family and generations to come.
Pregnancy and childbirth claim about 700 lives each year in the United States yet, there are a lot of women who have sacrificed their lives for that of their child. When women become mothers, we sacrifice a part of our identity. I am very pro, though motherhood is a sacrifice, it shouldn’t equate to self-neglect. We function as wives and working moms, our job as a mom never ends. We have no weekly or monthly offs! This is for a lifetime.
As women, we can overcome everything. We put our shoulders back, hold our head up high, and we never give up because we always find a way around it.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
Some Attributes We Possess.
Our womanhood is strength in itself. Do not underestimate your power. The true essence of the strength of being a woman lies within yourself and by discovering who you are, you would surely be able to make your inherent power visible.
If there had to be another name for ‘strength’, that would be “WOMEN”. Women are courageous. Women are powerful. With our voice and tenacity, we have earned equal rights in a male-dominated society. Based on research collected in 2019, the majority of the college-educated labor force are women. As of the first quarter of 2019, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, effectively matching the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million). We hold positions in political participation, we are leading in established businesses and entrepreneurship.
GEM studies the economies in 59 countries, and the report shows approximately 231 million women are starting or running new businesses in those regions. There’s been progress in the number of established businesses owned by women.
Let’s not forget we go through monthly cycles, we bleed for three to seven days without compromising on our daily life routines, we carry life for 9 months, we speak up and fight against rape, sexual harassment, and molestation and that ladies takes courage and strength.
“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat so that we can know who we are. So that we can see, ‘Oh, that happened, and I rose. I did get knocked down flat in front of the whole world, and I rose. I didn’t run away; I rose right where I’d been knocked down.’” — Maya Angelou, poet, writer, civil rights activist
We are capable of molding ourselves according to the situation and given circumstances. Reflecting back to World war 1, our help was needed in the workforce notably in agriculture and war production. From having job posts for ammunitions to sewing in airplane factories. What a man can do, we can do better I mean this is proven facts. Just like Matshona Dhliwayo said, “Thorns do not keep a rose from blooming, neither should obstacles keep you from success.”
RESILIENCE & PERSEVERANCE
We can boast about our resilience and perseverance. These attributes help us to overcome the impediments presented to us. We stand up for our rights, raise children, fight gender inequality, break all stereotypes, and misogynistic beliefs that surround us “because you are a woman, you aren’t capable of achieving big things”.
We continue to break down barriers and open doors that were shut on us. As women, we know what we want and we go for it. Our resilience has brought us far. We are dominating in every field of life from education to sports, banking to engineering, medical to aeronautics, and even spaceflights.
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
Why would we forget our greatest gift? Love is a woman’s greatest gift. God created love and to depict his love, he created women. We are the pillar of our homes, it’s in our nature to bring love, care, and affection all around us. As mothers, our love extends to our neighbor’s children. Motherhood is not just a role, it’s a state, it’s an emotion, and it is one of our greatest strengths.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning.
Our smile is one of our greatest assets. Though, our beauty is not limited to physical appearance.
Beauty for a woman is inclusively incorporated with our character, kindness, and personality. When we communicate, we speak with grace and passion. We can easily build a smooth rapport with characters so effortlessly. And, we are very convincing in terms of negotiation.
Being an inspiration for other women, giving them hope and courage is beauty personified.
Women are visionaries who expect hurdles and plan well ahead of time. A woman can identify the best route to success by attempting all probabilities. No matter how hard the goal is, a woman will not choose to stop until she succeeds.
“We are diamonds in the rough
Through the thrust and toil, we come out strong
We are the breath of the earth,
Our wombs tell of humanity’s birth
We are seeds splattered on putrid soils
Still, we sprout, through every storm
We are not here to survive,
We are here to live…
Inward and outward
In the incandescence of our existence
Yes, our voices may sometimes be broken
But our spirit remains indestructible.
We are women, unapologetically!”
― Chinonye J. Chidolue
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