I’ve noticed that 2016 is the year of the woman. We out her starting businesses, motivating each other, cheering each other on, supporting each other and wanting everyone to win.
Sounds good, right? Truth is, this is partly correct. It’s a fact as far as social media, but what about real life? Are we really motivating each other, cheering for each other and most importantly supporting each other.
Now we can put up a dope status and get 300 likes. But how many women are you spreading love to and motivating face to face? On Facebook everybody praying for everybody. But when you see your sister with her head down in the street do you pray for her not knowing what’s going on? Or do you talk about the fact that she didn’t speak or smile at you?
One thing I’ve noticed is women are all for women’s empowerment on social media, but when it’s live and direct.. How many people really there?How many women are you pushing daily to become better and not talking about?
Let’s not forget support. On social media you down to support whatever cause someone is promoting at the time. A concert, a church event, donations, buying from boutiques whatever. But when it’s time to show up, who really there?
If we as women (we including me, because I be falling through the cracks to) supported women as much as we “post” about or “like and comment”, we’d be winning even more than we are.
I’ve seen three events in the past few weeks where on social media the support was overwelming but actually showing up was a different story.
So I challenge everyone, support our women in whatever they are doing. Be that person that you “post” to be. It’s hard running businesses. Support your local women even if y’all in the same business. When these women conferences and empowerments a take place, don’t just “like it” show up in big numbers.
We all as women should have two goals in common: being successful and being happy.