To the women of Whatcom

 OPINION

By Jessica Daniel

To the women of Whatcom, some words to remember. You are beautiful and strong just as you are, not the way others perceive you. Some will try to make you think that you’re not good enough, that you have to fit inside a box of what they deem appropriate or socially correct, but they’re wrong. If you know this, then you will always be a force to be reckoned with, a strong woman that many will try to break down. Don’t worry… it is only because they are threatened by your strength.

Stay true to yourself, because no one else will. Trust your instincts and you will go far. Know that only you have the power to change what you don’t like and let your voice be heard loud and clear. Keep your cup full and put everything you’ve got into whatever it is that you do.  

If someone says you’re not good enough, they’re voicing their own insecurities onto you. They may not realize they’re even doing it, but you will, and you can walk away, having the knowledge of the game that’s played.

Don’t be scared to speak up, more likely than not, it’s what everyone wants to say but are afraid to have others judge them. Be the model! Know yourself and know that you can make it. Many will not understand you, but it’s because they are not ready.        

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Never give that power away.  

So just remember that we are awesome and we kick ass! And if someone calls you a bitch for being who you are, say thank you, because a bitch is a strong woman, a woman that people will follow and look up to, an intelligent woman that can make change happen. You are the change of our future and the future of potential bitches around the world. Set your inhibitions free, embrace the unknown and hold on. It will not be easy, but worth every moment of the insults and setbacks to know that you have stayed true to your heart.    

Always hold your own and keep your head up. Remember that what doesn’t break you will make you stronger. So, take it on with a smile knowing that you’ve made it through another challenge. Face your greatest fears and you can face anything. 

Good luck bitches!


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