Why live in black and white when you can live in bold technicolor? Not that there is anything wrong with black and white; a nice, slinky black dress, nice shiny black pumps, and cool breezy white blouse. A crisp glass of white wine, too, but I digress. Living in color, engaging, enlightening, empowering and encouraging women is what I desire to do. Living boldly, doing what you want, making your own destiny…now that sounds fabulous. That’s my #sidehustle, what’s yours?
My mission for this site is to engage, enlighten, empower and encourage women.
I want to offer a place for women to come and find relevant information and feel connected to others. I am eager to tackle topics including, but not limited to; investments, health, fitness, family, food, careers, movies, TV, books, and friendships. I want to encourage women to start conversations about topics that in the past have been directly related to men.
Engaging women is something I have never found hard to do.
I pride myself on the ability to cultivate relationships both personal and professional. However, my goal is to engage through my written words, which I have never done before. I hope to be able to clearly convey my thoughts and create a connection between myself and my reader.
Enlightening my fellow women on topics that are lost in the noise.
There is so much information out there but what is the most important? What is relevant? What do I really need to know? I am looking to cut out the noise and offer insights on news, technology, products, family, friends, money, TV/movies and food. You know all the good stuff.
Empowering women is essential.
We have so much to offer outside of our “traditional” roles. One reoccurring theme I am finding while reading through articles is that women lack confidence. We are incredibly capable, but for some reason the majority of us cannot seem to convey it properly. We use words like “just” and “sorry” as part of our day to day life. “Sorry”, I didn’t catch that… What the hell are you “sorry” for? “Just a little reminder” How about: This is a reminder. We feel the need to “soften” the blow. We do not want to come off as a “bitch”. I want to empower women to break that cycle.
Encouragement is lacking in this gender.
For some reason women tend to judge other women incredibly harshly. It is as if no woman can do well without another woman putting her down in some way. “Michelle got promoted to VP, she must have slept with someone” “Kristen got accepted to NYU, because she is black” “Lucy’s son is out of control, it must be because all she feeds him is red dye no.6” “Ana looks amazing in that bikini, she probably doesn’t eat” “Jennifer didn’t breast-feed, her kid is going to get sick all the time” We have this invisible competition with other woman, but why? We have enough to contend with, the other gender is capitalizing on our internal struggles. Many will reason that the gender wage gap is due to men’s superiority mentality, but it begs the question, is it really? Or could we as women be to blame as well? Some food for thought. What can we do as women to change things?
This site is an open forum, a sound off if you will for all things women. I am striving to continually offer relevant information by way of noted articles. I encourage you to engage in conversation, be enlightened and empower each other through your words.
Thank you for visiting my site!