Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26th 1920 and since 1972, this day has been known as Women’s Equality Day. In those last 95 years, societies approach to women has changed immensely. Women are now seen as strong and independent. Women don’t have to live up to outdated stereotypes anymore. We don’t have to stay at home cooking and cleaning whilst our partners play the hunter gatherer. But we don’t all have to be hardcore man-hating feminists either. We have equality and the power to choose and that really is quite a power to have.
Women don’t have to depend on anyone, in fact, as a woman, you should never underestimate what you can achieve by yourself – the power of walking alone. Whether you dream of a high flying career and want to move forwards with your aspirations, feel success through great achievements, or have a collection of small goals, the world is your oyster, in a way it wasn’t before equal rights. And if you want it all… reach for it. With some positive thinking, ambition and dedication, you can achieve what you want to. Choose your own destiny.
For me, personally, my biggest achievement is my children. They are my entire world and my every happiness. I am also a strong woman in my own right. I vote. I earned a degree with 2:1 honours. I beat two different Cancers. I beat HELLP Syndrome. I have a published poem and an award-winning blog. I have fought through many of life’s tough challenges and come out the other side stronger. I have ambition and I rise to new challenges as often as I can. I plan to take my writing to career level and one day, I will be a published author. I can do that, because I am a woman and I have belief in myself and my abilities. I am forever striving to be a better person. Fitter, stronger, kinder, more generous and more forgiving.
I want to be the best mum I can be and the best woman I can be.
This post was written in collaboration with TheCircle