Women’s History Month: Let’s Love Each Other Fiercely

The best kinds of friendships are fierce lady friendships, where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and believe the other deserves the world.

My amazing bestie, Aleta, sent me an almost equally amazing “I AM WOMAN” package just in time for Women’s History Month (WHM), and I’m looking forward to sharing a particular set of woman-centered art she included [later, when I feel like tackling the scanning].

Of course, I love all the goodies she included, but the affirming note she enclosed gave me life and an idea for WHM:

This note is a tiny reminder of how awesome a friend, mother, wife, professor, mentor, intellectual powerhouse, and fierce human being you are. Keep living, growing, believing, and pushing for more. It’s promised you!

Her note lit a fire because it came just when I needed that “tiny reminder” of my fierceness. I want to “pay it forward” to others, so along with [or in addition to] the few dozen International Women’s Day postcards I send, I’m going to send similar notes and postcards to many of the women in my life.

Women take a lot of “stuff” from all directions. It can sap our strength and our self-image, so it’s nice to be affirmed and reminded of how truly awesome we are.

Why don’t you join me? Send a quick, encouraging note to the women in your life. All it takes is a few words and a postage stamp.

If all the girls were taught
how to love each other fiercely
instead of
how to compete with each other
and hate their own bodies,
what a different
and beautiful world
we would live in

–Nikita Gill–

11 thoughts on “Women’s History Month: Let’s Love Each Other Fiercely

  1. Stories So Wild says:

    We need this post so much. Thanks Chandra Lynn! 🙂

    I’ve seen so many instances where women pull other women down. But we need to remind ourselves that we are sisters, all of us and we must hold each other up and love each other.

    So, here’s to women everywhere. You are a deep pool of love and compassion. May your love continue to create ripples in the world.

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  2. lloydslensphotographyllc says:

    I have the special women in my life that I would live and die for. My wife Angie being number 1. My mother and mother in law are special. But when I look over my life I could probably count on one hand the guys who considered to be very close. But there’s a whole sea of ” surrogate sisters” who have won my trust.

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