Yes! It is! Just in case you didn’t know it by the massive amount of women posting their photos today!
This day isn’t just about women posting photos. And it sure as hell isn’t just ONE day for women. Yes, it’s a day that we recognize women and their accomplishments and really, how amazing we are. But we don’t have to do that JUST today. But it’s nice to have days that remind us of these things.
For much of my life, I never felt empowered as a girl or young woman. Being female was never something that I saw myself being proud of. I am not quite sure exactly why. It could have something to do with never feeling enough. Constantly battling my own demons and dealing with the words from others left me feeling almost ashamed of who I was.
The thing is: I had every right to be proud. Being a woman is freaking awesome.
I just never really realized how awesome being a woman was until I became a mother. Maybe even a little before that. Once I started taking care of myself more (because I was growing another human), I could see the amazing things that a woman could do! Pregnancy and breastfeeding really showed me that the female body is amazing. Seriously.
And then becoming a mother really changed me in so many ways. And it gave me a confidence I had never had before. Now, this is not to say that I am never lost or that I never have a small crisis of self, every now and then. But I definitely see women so differently than I had prior to motherhood.
We can grow tiny humans.
We can feed them from our bodies.
We are created to love and nurture said tiny humans.
We are basically magic. 😉
Photography by myself & my 3 year old.
Toddler Shirt from Target
Mama shirt from The Bee and The Fox
Skirt from Agnes & Dora
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