The Importance of Female Camaraderie

The Importance of Female Camaraderie

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.
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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!

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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 .

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Behind every successful woman is tribe of other successful women who have her back.

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A few of my favorite pictures from the shoot !

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Location: Midtown Detroit & Downtown Detroit (Cadillac Square)

Model: Leah Vernon- The creator of the Beauty and the Muse

Photographer: Nicole & Daniela Photography | Website: NicoleDanielaPhoto.com | IG: @Danielalisi & @Nicolegafa

i believe that camaraderie between unrelated women can win. what do you think ? 

let me know your thoughts below in the comments 

push forward.

cassandra

 

SISTERHOOD… It is What we all Need !

SISTERHOOD… It is What we all Need !

Its is that time again. It’s Founder’s Day !!! It that day all the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated  celebrate the day that our beautiful organization was established.   Alpha Kappa Alpha has been servicing for 110 years in counting. My organization was founded on January 15, 1908 by 20 awesome women. We have been going strong ever since then. AKA found a way to uplift woman in time that black woman had no voice, no power! AKA is more than just group or what you heard  or what you seen on instagram.  AKA is always striving to service the people in the community, education, and sisterhood. Also it is Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr birthday!. You should know because you have the day off So it just a great day all around. It also a big day of service. That what AKAs do, we provide SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND! .. ITS A Serious Matter !

I am way pass my college years but this was one of the best things that I could have done.  It is almost 6 years that I have belong. My sorority has taught me so much like  how to have my sisters back and I learn that is not all about me.  THE ONLY CHILD SYNDROME I suffer from.  I Just love being an AKA.

“to my mind we should all be too busy for petty things, too big for smallness, to intelligent not to see what happens, when we stop to them. “

– Founder, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle


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when that sun hit you, just right !

on the fashion tip 

How I Style my Pink & Green ?

Well I had a hard time styling this look this year lol. The original look I had I was just not feeling it! WE don’t have time to present mediocre looks.  Pink and green has a great vintage vibe too. If you look up pink and green aesthetic in pinterest… Inspirational !! On the high note! I found most of my items in my closet. I am so serious about shopping my closet first before I go out and buy more stuff! So ladies remember the top rule to being fashionable on a budget is shop your closet ! Check out my Fashion on budget post. (Click Here)

Cardigan: Hunter Green Chenille Hooded Cardigan// Forever21 (Link)

Dress: Pink Blush T-shirt dress// Forever21 (old)

Boots: Black Thigh High Boots// Lane Bryant  (Link) (Similar Buy) (Similar Buy)


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Why is Sisterhood so important?

Lets take out being in a sorority….. Because I understand that being in sorority is not for everybody. However Ladies regardless Sisterhood is powerful and we all need it!

I think in general sisterhood is very important to women, especially to black woman. We need that dynamic. We nee Sisterhood so we can tell our secrets to. We need sisterhood for empowerment! We need sisterhood for comfort! We need sisterhood for understanding.  Im so serious! That is the best part of being in sorority for me . As a black women looking on the world we can be so mean to one another. We always throwing shade! Like why…. and we already got to deal with being shadow to men. Let me explain why sisterhood is so important ? Sidenote: Let me be clear I am not speaking down on any other woman I can only speak for what I know, and what I know is being a black woman. 

We need that womanly support. Especially when men act stupid, children acting like that have not sense or new business. It so important. A woman that you call you sister is your ride or die, they are there for you when times are hard or good.

Women are so inspirational. I can speak for black women we are bomb.com ! We are strong and always striving when all the chips are stack against us. If that is not an inspirational story then I really don’t know what to tell you!

Sisterhood is important because of the push and the grind. Women push each other to be great! Push us out are comfort zone.  Sisterhood is the equivalent to empowerment!

So with all that being said get you some girlfriends that are strong, fearless, and inspirational and be some gang of Wonder Women just wrecking shit up. Girl Power/ Sisterhood is so important. We need it !!

push forward

Alayna

Happy Founder’s Day to all my Sorors !!