The stereotype when women come together is that we are always divided. Trying to find any reason to claw out each other eyes. I also heard that we don’t root for one another when other wins. As a black woman I know it all to well. It is a huge stigma against black women I know yall believe because you see it all on TV.. reality TV tell women that we will rather see yall drag each other to make a quick buck. Do I really need to name the shows… come on now you probably watching one of them right now ! I’m not going to lie to you sis I am guilty as charge. I keep up with the shows too. Women against women sells! However, in all honestly I am over it! I am over seeing women fighting each over men. Or women not rooting for one another because of their own insecurities. I simply over the jealously, and unhealthy competitiveness . Please do not get caught up in that nonsense. We need to stand up for our sis. Have her back ! Be a true friend because it is hard out here trying to navigate these waters, we need all the help we can get. So I teamed up with my favorite blogger and friend , Leah V to express the importance of female friendship/camaraderie and female empowerment with African inspired prints! We got some work to do, so lets start at the foundation .
What is female camaraderie ?
It is really another word for friendship!. Closeness and loyalty shared among a group of women. Yes ladies we need some loyalty,closeness and respect! I believe female camaraderie is an understanding between woman. That we all can come to the table and have respect for one another. Be able to deal with our differences, empathize, and empower one another. That would be an outstanding girl code. Friendship and kinship can never be replace and I believe that camaraderie is the foundation.
Ways to Promote Female Camaraderie Wherever, Whenever, However !
Jealously needs to go! I know women have a tendency to compare themselves to next woman. Guilty as charge: I have don’t it. Let be clear even the strongest woman in the room has doubt. It plaques us all but we need to be vigilante when we are doing this to ourselves. Jealous definitely taints our perspective. So with that being said we need stop the comparing and embrace what makes you.. you! Build up your self esteem, set your goals, have tunnel vision, and celebrate your wins.
I need your support Another way to build female camaraderie is to support one another. Show up for your girl when she launching and brand. Hold her up when she is going through it. We need to support one another.
Something got ahold of you, Its the Past! Grudges between women can linger for along time. When women have a confrontation it really hard to repair those relationships. I believe in order to get past all the mess that we need to let go of what happen in the past. I really want women to try to find some common ground and some mutual respect.
Respect goes a long way With all that being said we have to have respect for one another. No matter how different we are we still have to respect and try to empathize with one another. It simple as that!
Camaraderie is Important.
Simply having her back, being honest without the confrontation. “Were all in this together” mentality. I want women to win so I believe camaraderie is important because of the support/ console, mutual respect for one another, and identity. If we as women can create a solid foundation to stand on, the door can open for us all to have a seat at the table and have a conversation and try to figure it all out. Respect goes a long way so lets put the right foot forward .
Behind every successful woman is tribe of other successful women who have her back.
A few of my favorite pictures from the shoot !
Location: Midtown Detroit & Downtown Detroit (Cadillac Square)
Model: Leah Vernon- The creator of the Beauty and the Muse
i believe that camaraderie between unrelated women can win. what do you think ?
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