Sisterhood

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Featured Articles | 0 comments

Sisterhood

Sisterhood. Something I have wanted to be a part of my whole life, and something I know many of us long for. A sisterhood can be many things. For purposes of this blog, Sisterhood is defined as “Women and girls who have each other’s back.”

What does it mean to have someone’s back? It means to stand with someone, whatever they are going through; to listen, protect, encourage, and uplift – without judgment. Not easy, but so very necessary. There is an epidemic of isolation among individual women – leaving them feeling alone, unloved, unsupported, over-worked, over-stressed, and over-anxious.

Women today are busy. Really busy. Many of us over-do for others in a way that is non-reciprocative and energy-draining. That is not having someone’s back; that is codependency.

We long for female friendship, women who have our back, where body-shaming, gossip, and comparisons are non-existent; a sisterhood, that is by nature, reciprocal and life-fulfilling. Perhaps something akin to the Mayan legend of the Circle of Friends:

The legend goes that at the end of the evening, women would gather around a bonfire and share their hearts and speak of the good qualities of each other and remember times shared. As the embers faded, their friendship was said to be sealed anew bringing them closer together.

Isn’t that beautiful?

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