This is and has always been one of my favorite quotes. It says so many things in so few words. It talks about feelings, it discusses struggles and it shines light on an issue I think so many of us women deal with on a regular basis.
The sad thing is, a majority of the time I’m doing exactly the opposite of what this quote tells me. I give people consent and permission to make me feel inferior. If it’s just a passing disapproving glance, or a comment I’ve misconstrued to be negative. I’m constantly giving people my “okay” to make me feel inferior by letting their words or their looks make an impression on me.
I’m not really 100% sure how to change this, but just reading those words of such an intelligent and impressionable woman have my wheels turning and my mind plotting a change. Even if it’s just holding my head a little higher or “shaking it off” Taylor Swift style, I’m going to make a conscious effort to work on this.
Thanks Eleanor. I obviously needed this reminder today!