I Am Surrounded by Superwomen!

8th of March. International Women’s Day! And after a day of attention around my gender, I have reflected a bit on how much I am surrounded by everyday Superwomen and Goddesses. 

There are so many wonderful women in my life, and I don’t believe that they get nearly as much credit as they deserve. 

These are just some of them:

Mothers who shape the lives of their kids every day, but still knows how to shake it on the dancefloor on girl’s night out.

Best friends who will make me laugh till I’m positively sure that I’m going to piss my pants, but will also tell me the honest truth, even if it hurts.

Family members that I don’t see as often as I’d like, but somehow always feel like they are close by. 

Colleagues that knows how to rock their job in all kinds of ways, but also goof around when it gets quiet. 

Old friends that I don’t talk to that often, but whenever we meet, we have so many shared stories to laugh about that everything feels like it happened yesterday.

Creative souls that inspire me by just being themselves, but also share their struggles whenever they end up in a rut just like I do from time to time. 

Strangers that brightens up the world that they walk upon, and the ones that share compliments without wanting anything in return but the joy of it. 

Soulmates that can never be replaced, and no matter how long a time that passes without speaking, we still know just how strong the love is! 

Eyes that glitter. Contagious smiles. Relatable tears. Beautiful bodies in all shapes and sizes! 

To all of the every day Goddesses and Superwomen in the world! I’m so grateful for the honor of sharing this tiny spot in the universe with you guys! 

I love you all ❤️ YOU ROCK!

Happy International Women’s Day! 

You don’t have to try so hard!

The first time I showed this song to one of my girlfriends she was in tear. I had the exact same reaction when I heard it the first time.

Now I would like to share it with you guys!

We use so much energy on trying to fit in, to look the way that the media tell us is the right way, to be popular and to be loved.

How easy it is to get caught up in it all. To find out one day that even though there are so many other people who likes you, you don’t really like yourself. We need to stop trying to be what everyone else wants us to be and focus on becoming the one that we would like to be.

You need to love yourself before anyone else can possibly love you for the one that you truly are.

Watch, listen and enjoy!

It is time for a change!

Are you aware of how the media affects how so many of us think? How we look at ourselves? And how we look at others?

What does our future look like if we are not willing to open our eyes and look at the way our world is functioning at this moment? And how are we going to change it?

Take a look at growing up today. So much of what we learn comes from television and the Internet. And how are women being portrayed in these channels?

As little girls we grow up with Barbie dolls, Disney princesses and teenage movies with picture perfect Hollywood stars. We are brought up to believe that being perfect is looking like the girls/women we see in the media. You are not allowed to look different, to be different and to stand up for it.

We focus a lot on how men makes women feel less valued and objectified. This is of course a real problem and I’m not trying to say that it isn’t. But the thing is that I think girls pick up this bullying through media a lot earlier than the boys.

Women wants to be strong and we want to be equal but we do in some way just accept that this isn’t how the world is today. We don’t believe that we have that strength inside of us to fight for our equal rights.

“Let someone else fight for it!”

A lot of the feminists that we’ve seen are the ones who doesn’t really fight for equality but instead they fight for some sort of world where women take the places that the men have today. That is not a healthy way to go at it either.

It is as easy as this.

–       The person who is most qualified for the job should be the one to get it, no matter what their gender is.

–       If a woman does the same job and has the same responsibilities as a man, there is no sane reason for that woman to get paid less than the man.

Shouldn’t this be pretty clear to everyone and anyone?

The other thing that has to be said about women which I started mentioning a little earlier in this post is the bullying and scrutiny that women tend to do to other women. We don’t want to be objectified and valued because of our looks but we do the very same thing towards other women. How is this ever going to change if we can’t change it in ourselves?

We need to stop picking on others for how they look. Because for us to feel accepted as individuals we have to accept the others for what they are; Individuals.

We need to remember that the picture perfect women we see in the media aren’t real. They are in the media for solely one reason; money. Not the women, but the companies using them in their adverts, tv shows and so on. There is an exploding industry making an insane amount of money because of insecurity. Plastic surgery, clothes, makeup etc.

We are taught that looking a certain way is the only option and that is where we need to put our foot down.

Dress up for you, no one else. Put on that makeup because you want to, not because you feel like you have to. And don’t let anyone make you feel that you can’t achieve your dreams because of your gender. Everything in life is half chanced, and that is the same for everyone.

Make it or break it, aim for the top no matter how impossible anyone might tell you it is.

We need female leaders, female voices and female faces. We need more role models for young girls!

Embrace your beauty and be proud of who you are!

We don’t have to accept things as they are when it is so obvious that they need to change!