To The Women Who Do It All
They don’t just work, Ms. Trump.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
~Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It’s cheesy to say. But I’m gonna say it anyway. Mom my rocks.
And not only does she rock, she has a daily balancing act that puts even my busiest days to shame. By 7am she’s made coffee, breakfast, done the dishes and is out the door for work. Her job isn’t the best. She’s ready to move on from it. She goes anyway.
Women have, for years, been doing a lot of work. Too often unpaid and domestic. But important and necessary work regardless. They have been the backbone of American life. Slowly moving to the forefront, unshackling themselves from the regressive and stalling shackles of society.
Regardless of your family structure, there is at least one woman who has made an impact on your life. And many of them are likely mothers.
Not all biological.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
Motherhood goes deeper.
Women have been the backbone of my life. They are my idols. They are my supervisors. They are my supporters. I have been fortunate enough to learn from them. They embrace my femininity in ways my male counterparts cannot.
I think about how silly it is that men do not want to be women. That they do not want to be feminine. Why is this so? The feminine energy is an incredible gift. Filled with empathy, emotion and it’s own form of strength. Each of us have a feminine, just as we have a masculine.
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
~Susan B. Anthony
Our Mother’s, whoever that may be for you, are diverse these days. They work, fight, struggle and climb ladders. Glass ceilings are shattered. Their advancement is the advancement of all of us. Not one side of a coin that challenges another.
On This Mother’s day, I honor my own mother, but I also honor every other who nurtures human life. You make all of us stronger, brighter and better. Your strength is our strength.