EMPOWERED WOMEN, EMPOWER WOMEN

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Top - Boohoo
Trousers - River Island+
Heeled Sandals - ASOS  (similar linked)
Customised Jacket - Evans

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So, denim jackets have, over the years, become an item I wear throughout all seasons. Winter straight through to summer. Whether its an oversized vintage jacket or a cropped black denim - I'm all over it. Whatever your style and your price range, there is a denim jacket out there for everyone. I also love how versatile they are!

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Photography by JKG | jkgphotography.co.uk

 

So many people ask me things along the lines of "how can we save society?" and "what can we do to help our young people" and when thinking of an answer, I would stumble and ramble and try to think of the words to articulate all the things/help/info I needed when I was growing up. Things like; representation, body positivity, intersectional feminism and self love. Truth is though, even at 26 years old, I still need  all of those things, and if I could package them up into one word, that word would be, E M P O W E R M E N T.

Empowerment is the key in changing the current generation, and raising the next. Yes, empowerment means slightly different things to different people, but in a general societal sense, there is ONE thing in particular that we should be encouraging and that is freedom. Freedom from everything that hinders or holds us back. Freedom from anything that doesn't allows us to be ourselves.

We need to empower women to;

Question societies ideals. You don't need to be thin, toned, white, able bodied, hourglass etc to be beautiful.
Those trashy mags are wrong & those weightloss Instagram accounts are wrong.

Identify double standards and misogyny. Yes you can enjoy sex and have a lot of it and no, it doesn't make you any less of a person. Yes you deserve to be on the same wage as your male colleague who does the same job as you. And no - you're not a 'bitch' for going after what you want.

Trust themselves in every aspect. You don't need to count calories or count your fat intake. Your body is a wonderful, incredible thing and if you listen to it, it will tell you what it needs. The same goes for negative relationships and toxic environments. If something doesn't feel quite right, trust that feeling and leave the person or situation you are in.

And how do we do all of that? Well, the answer is very simple. We have to empower ourselves, because when we do that, we have the ability to truly empower others.

 

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I think its really important that as women we are completely empowered because that means we are more;

Powerful. Resilient. Brave. Courageous. Honest.
Confident. Proud. Compassionate.
Authentic. Raw. Gritty. Strong.
Optimistic. Positive. Independent.
Fearless. Curious. Profound. Pionerring.

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Thanks for taking the time out to read!

9 Comments

  1. 24th May 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Great post! It’s so important for women young and old to realise that we are all in this together and there’s room for everyone to succeed. Exactly like you state it all starts with us, if we are not full we can’t give. We need to empower ourselves and understand that while we work on rising we can bring others with us. Lifting someone else doesn’t mean you are below them. Acknowledging someone else’s beauty or success doesn’t take anything away from your beauty or success. There should be no competition – we should all be rooting for each other.

    Reading your posts inspire me so much and make me so excited to share my writing. I just launched my blog 3 days ago, I want to use my voice to join you in the quest to strengthen our sisterhood – worldwide!

    Love you and I’m so happy to see you happy. x

  2. 24th May 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Well said girl! I definatly agree and believe that we all are empowering and will see if we just take a minute to mesmerise our strengths, reflect on past experiences and accept our flaws with love 🙂 xx

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  3. Savannah
    24th May 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Amen to this!!!!!!! Love the outfit as well, i am obsessed with trousers like these for the warmer days. Easy to wear, and no need to shave! Love it hahaha x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  4. 25th May 2017 / 11:40 am

    Fantastic post! I call out anyone who’s sexist or judgey or rude, whether jokingly or serious as until we start pointing it out, people won’t realise that they’re reinforcing it! Alice xxx

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  5. 15th June 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Well said Grace – i hate seeing women tearing each other down so much – social media is rife with it!

  6. Ebony
    1st September 2017 / 2:46 pm

    My names Ebony and I have been watching you since I was like 11, you are my idol and I look up to you every single day and have done for 7 years. I think you are so amazing you empower me everyday I honestly don’t believe I would’ve got through my depression if it wasn’t for you so Thankyou for being the amazing blogger and youtuber that you are. I am currently training to be a child and adolescent counsellor I do hope one day I will achieve and build such a great Empire for myself as you have for yourself. I Love you!!<3xx

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