The world is always changing folks, but sometimes, there are people who do not change with it. It isn’t always a bad thing. I personally think we are entitled to our beliefs, our thoughts and our feelings as long as we are not leaving a wake of damaged souls behind us. I was raised to think for myself. To be independent. To chase after my dreams – no matter how crazy they seem. I needed a man at my side who was willing to be my partner. My equal in all things. A man who wasn’t afraid to let me dream and to let me chase those dreams. A man who supported my decisions, even if others thought they were completely insane. Women are roaring, ladies and gents. We are in the music industry, entertainment industry, the corporate world, and so many other places. And guess what? We’re here to stay.
As a woman, I am proud of how far we have come. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a stay at home mom and taking care of your children. That’s a choice we now have the ability to make instead of it being made for us. If that’s what makes you happy, then I am happy for you. I watch strong women making their mark on music, and my heart soars. Sometimes we have to be loud in our actions because the business world can be a cutthroat business. Taylor Swift stood up for herself. I don’t know all the details. I guess no one really does besides Taylor and her former label, but there are still some men out there who want to put women under their thumb. We are not here to be controlled and tamed, and we have a right to take a stand for ourselves.
I read an article about the movie Hustlers where all of the producers and people involved were all women. I haven’t seen the movie, but I respect the fact that there are women paving a way for themselves in an industry where they didn’t always have control or equality.
Then, there is the corporate world of business where women are becoming owners, CEOs, and rising into leadership positions. Climbing that ladder isn’t easy. It takes a ton of work and a strong backbone. I have seen a select few men still try to bully women into their way of thinking because they had an issue with a woman being their boss. I have been there and dealt with it as well. Part of me was kind of naïve and shocked when it occurred because I didn’t think there were still men lingering around that thought that way. I like to think most men are willing to treat women as equals.
At the end of the day, whatever a woman chooses to do with her life at least it is her choice. We are not put in a box with our life path already defined for us based solely on our gender.
Cheers to the roaring women out there. I see you. I hear you. I am proud of you.