When I first came across this statement on Tumblr, it triggered a lot of thoughts. Of course when I read this, I 100% agreed with this statement. This statement describes the fight of any female across the world from a young girl to a grown woman. Why is it that women just cannot not be, why is there an implied but to a behavior, an action, or us just being and existing? Those are the thoughts that flowed throughout my mind but as I decided to post this think piece, I pushed my thoughts a bit further and asked couldn't a statement similar to this exist for men? Just as women are expected to be a certain way, act a certain way, men deal with this as well as they exist in this world.
Why are there all of these double standards that go with just being who you are? Why are females that live in their beauty and accept their flaws but love themselves are looked at as being full of themselves? I feel that we live in a society where the world can dictate who you are supposed to be but when you start to live in that society bubble, that same society rejects you with double standards statements like the above.
How can one truly live in their truth when society is ready to knock you down with another hoop for you to jump through? Everyone that is living wears more than one identification "hat". For me, I am a woman, I am African American, I am overweight, I am a college graduate, I am single, I am beautiful, I am a diabetic, etc... We identify with several factors that make us who are and who those identifications comes with all kinds of double standards or stereotypes.
It is easy to say that you should live your life for you but there will always be something you have to conform to even if for just a minute. But on the other hand, you will never know or understand true happiness until you decide to live for you and live your best life.
Walk in your truth and GLOW UP!