All posts filed under: Self esteem

What Makes a Woman Confident?

Originally posted on Just another millennial living with her parents:
I feel as though this is a popular topic to discuss. The topic of confidence. I don’t speak to men, when it comes to matters of confidence – Ladies, I’m telling you – They have enough. Men, men, are so flipping confident these days. I tell you, I’ve never met a single male, anywhere, that hasn’t told me what to do. They tell me what I should be doing with my time. Of course, I shouldn’t be wasting so much time, worrying about my student loans – But I do. It’s all I can think about. I go hard, get what’s mine, take what’s mine. I work hard these days, and I must tell you, confess to you, ladies – My confidence is directly related to my money. These days, I feel a lot of pep in my step. I’ve bolstered up my student loan payments, and I feel good. Actually, I feel great. I’ve traded in my butter knife for a tomahawk, and I’m…

Saluting the beautiful YOU!

Originally posted on That Weird Brown Girl:
Here’s to you, the one who wakes up with a determination to show people what you’re made of and send naysayers to hell Here’s to you, the one who covers the pain of loss and still brings a smile on someone else’s face Here’s to you, the one who was given a second chance at life and is turning it around for the better Here’s to you, the one who is misunderstood on the outside but within whom, the spirit isn’t dampened one bit Here’s to you, the one who doesn’t follow labels and loves unconditionally Here’s to you, the one with a restlessness deep inside that can only be satisfied by your actions Here’s to you, the one who fights every single day for your dreams to become a reality Here’s to you, the one who is in the corner struggling to understand where life is taking you Here’s to you, the one leading the charge for changes to be put in place Here’s to you, the…

Childhood Ponderings: Barbie

I’ve recently encountered quite a few little ladies that have expressed their dislike or their parent’s dislike of Barbie. The reason being, “Barbie sets an unrealistic and poor standard of beauty for young women.” It’s clear that the implication is that by playing with a barbie doll young girls will develop beauty standards that are impossible to live up to and therefore spiral into an adolescence of low self esteem. I don’t know about other women (and men), but I loved barbie. I was able to play with my dolls without analyzing their beauty and applying it to what I was supposed to grow into. Perhaps it’s because I was innocent and sheltered. Or it may have been that I understood the difference between fake and real. Playing with a plastic doll wasn’t something I would compare my human body to. I feel safe saying that I knew it was silly to compare my flesh and blood human body to a doll that was the reflection of someone’s imagination. These two factors (the opinion of young …