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International Women's Day 2019

A Note to Women

Childhood & False Pretenses

When I was young, I never wanted to be friends with girls. From my little experience with them, I thought that girls were catty, competitive, and conniving. I had boyish tendencies and I felt then and still now that my personality was far more masculine than feminine. I wanted to be one of the boys and did not want to accept any barricade which kept me from accomplishing things men would without obstacle or hesitation.

Beauty in Revelation

As I grew older my eyes opened. I learned to embrace and aspire to the women I have been so fortunate to call family, happened to encounter, or had knowledge of through information and study. I began to smile at the sheer and awesome beauty women hold in their nature both internally and externally.

I started to realize that if I wanted to be a true leader I would have to embrace all of me, including the things that would be considered "womanly". The summation of my experiences, my pain, my empathy, my over-analytical thought, my undoubtedly and magnanimous heart which would inevitably lead to both ache and wonder.

WOMEN

International Women's Day 2019

YOU have taught me more than I could ever possibly thank you for. Ancestors, Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, Sisters, Daughters, Cousins, Girls, Girlfriends, Exes of My Exes, Friends of my Friends. Throughout history, YOU have continuously defied the constraints that have held you down for hundreds of years. YOU have continued to work for your dreams that were not considered YOURS.

For every moment you felt worthless, or someone said you did not deserve it, YOU continued to blaze our shared and individual pathways in the face of constant adversity.

YOU did it with sympathy and thoughtfulness, something we told our brothers for far too long was a sin to do, YOU were sinful. YOU defied. YOU inspired. YOU felt your pain and learned beauty and true love from it.

WOMEN, YOU ARE ALL BADASS.

Reflections

As an afterthought and note to my younger self, you taught me the value of being wrong in life. You taught me that life is not merely about "Winning and Losing". Life is about "Winning and Learning". For every error in judgment, reckless decision, heartbreak, or argument you "lost",

YOU taught ME to learn and work towards being a better human.

Today, I embrace both my masculinity and femininity. I continue to strive for positions in my life and career that would be considered masculine. However, I have learned that my feminine nature is where MY true strength lies. The strength which will one day teach me to be a brave leader like the so many who inspired me throughout history and life.

Always remember that every being regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, or age is struggling with their own set of demons and battles.
Before you decide to tear someone down...lend a hand rather than judgment; a kind word without criticism; offer an ear before you speak, and always, deliver support without the expectation of return.

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