Sisterhood and Sponsorship
A couple sits in a theater, waiting to see a Friday night movie. As they wait for the show, the group of women in front of them chatter away. Across the theater, from the second entrance, a lovely woman enters and waves hello to the group and sits down.
The couple overhears the ladies, waving and smiling, start in:
“Oh, the PRINCESS has arrived.”
“Did you see just had her hair colored?”
“It’s the worst. Who does she think she is anyway?”
Sounds like middle school, right? Yet it’s not. This exact scene played out at a senior living community and my parents were the couple who overheard.
Ever so glad to be part of your squad!
That was catty ugliness that your parents overheard. You’re right: Teaching teamwork (no bullying allowed!) starts at home. Good for you for speaking up. ❤️
You go girl! I was bullied all through my school years; but, that was before it was called “bullying.” Words do hurt A LOT! It’s even worse today with social media. Why can’t I share my opinion without being crucified because I may not agree with someone? One thing I learned after all of these years is that I am who I am. If that isn’t good enough for someone else then so be it. I don’t want that person in my life. If I can instill that concept into my boys, then I consider myself to have achieved success.
Thanks friend! I declared 50+ gave me license to be cruel. It feels oh so much better to uplift a Sister. Not only to compliment yet if we notice a flaw; nose speck, loose hem, etc., gently point out and help fix. Mature Women must be eager to empower. Not just to straighten. A Sister’s crooked crown but to buff the shine and increase the bling. Thanks for helping to better me. I needed this. Desperately trying to release(destrroy) my bully gossip monster.
It is EASIER to fall into this trap. I get it. It’s like a drug–we get a quick HIGH from it (the high being a feeling of superiority), but it doesn’t last. Then you need more of it.
Women have had to fight for everything. Women of color even more so. Let’s work TOGETHER and thrive!
You are a fantastic mama and your boys see it! I was also bullied horribly. But I have ultimately realized it isn’t the most popular and confident peopl who do it…instead it is those who cannot achieve that highest level of confidence.
I’ve overheard women tearing someone apart then adding, “I am totally confident in who I am.” No you are NOT. You would not need to rip someone else down if you were.
You keep doing YOU, Mia! You are a great mom and fierce, strong, beautiful woman.
Thank you, Suzana. I teach my boys to interfere if they witness it as well (passive complicity doesn’t help either).
Amen, sistah! And back at ya!