Womanhood in 2017 is so much more complex than one thinks, but also extremely magnificent. Women don’t fit into a neat little package and they shouldn’t have to.
Often when people define what womanhood means, we feel a certain discomfort despite efforts to love and accept who we are. In order to define womanhood, it is necessary to be able to discuss all assets without preconceived ideas.
Being a woman does not dictate what you can and cannot do.
Women often feel betrayed by their weight or exaggerated forms. They feel that their body doesn’t meet the imposed femininity that no mirrors or photograph allows us to flee. We often wonder what kind of person might ever like us. Don’t let anyone view you as a body instead of a mind.
Women’s bodies are diverse, complex, strong and fragile. Yes, you can be delicate and strong at the same time.
My view of femininity or womanhood does not hinge on whether or not I am desirable according to society’s standard.
“I refuse to act the way someone expect me to.” – Madonna
Beyond the dramas that leave marks, tragedies that hurt, tears that flow long she persevered.
My view of womanhood means that I answer to myself alone. I don’t apologise for shit unless I have royally fucked up which is rare. I don’t explain my choices to anyone. My life my rules.
There is no clear way to be feminine, to be a woman. Each one of us is unique and have different views on the subject. Womanhood is whatever you make it out to be.
“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.” – Viola Davis