This post is about the diversities of womanhood. We are all women with shared experiences but even within that, we all walk a very unique path and that’s worthy of celebration. There’s no one definition for what it means to be a woman.
This month is all about celebrating the colourfulness of womanhood. With International Women’s Day coming up on the 8th of March, it’s a great reminder to celebrate the life you’ve created as you continue navigating what womanhood means to you- setting boundaries as an act of self care, navigating generosity as a woman and falling back on self preservation, learning how to love and care for yourself in ways no one taught you and in the words of Serena Williams, showing them what ‘crazy can do’.
It’s important to feel affirmed in your work life, as a mom, as a sister and really, especially as a woman. What better time than this to return to Lucille Clifton’s poem, “Won’t You Celebrate With Me”. As a black woman, this sonnet serves as a call for celebration and more importantly, a reminder of how radical black joy and self-care is and that you are deserving of happiness rooted in self care and access to a variety of resources that will help you live your best life
“Won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.
I spoke to two women entrepreneurs who shared how they make time for self care while navigating their daily to-do lists, being young women with full time 9-5 jobs and also giving their all to their passion projects in entrepreneurship. Listen to Teremebe on Process, Money Matters and Self Care and Kajuju on her journey with Healthy Kajuju as we discuss Mindful Eating and Wholesome Living as a form of Self Care.
May this month be a celebration of you, beautiful woman. Let’s celebrate all the ways the women in our lives have defined womanhood for themselves.
Caring For You Always,