The Beauty of Modern Women

You ever wake up and get that feeling? Like you know it’s going to be a shitty day? Well that was me at 9 am this morning with the worst cotton mouth in the world and an upset stomach. Listen, (university I can’t name because of stupid legal reasons) what the hell is the point of a college meal plan, if you’re going to kill me with it? Huh? HUH? Anyway, so I felt awful, like I knew I was going to be off all day. That is … until I looked next to me and saw the love of my life.

I don’t know what it is about waking up next to a good woman. It makes us see the world different. Almost as if nothing can stop us as long as you’re there; walking along with us on our journeys. You make us stronger. You make us want to be better. You love us even when we find it hard to love ourselves. You keep us humble and are there to weather the storms of life. And then, it hit me.

We need you.

I know that it’s hard. Every day you wake up in a society that doesn’t see you as equal. You can’t wear the clothes you want to because you don’t want to be objectified when you walk outside. You have to work at a job where they don’t pay you what you’re worth and are constantly looked over by men who don’t work half as hard. It’s likely, you’ve been hit on while on the way to work, at your lunch break and on your way back home. You have to clutch harder onto the mace at the bottom of your purse because you don’t feel safe after rejecting them but hey at least they didn’t call you out of your name this time right?

And after all that you still have to make it home and be a mother, or a partner or even both. And somehow, you beautiful creatures find the strength to do again and again every single day. You smile through your adversity and prove us wrong at every turn. Don’t ever think that you aren’t appreciated.

We need you.

In honor of this International women’s day, I want to thank all the incredible women in the world. You are so much stronger than you could ever know, and we are so proud of all that you are and will become.

Thank you for following your dreams while supporting ours.

Thank you for always being there.

Thank you for your kindness.

Thank you for growing with us in love and in life.

Thank you for dealing with our bullshit.

Thank you for all that you do.

We love you.

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