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❤️💗WOMEN, STOP BEING UNSUPPORTIVE OF OTHER WOMEN. PLEASE + THANK YOU.
Part of my mission over the next year is to shine a light on what is true for so many women but we don't want to talk about.
I work with women EVERY day, I have women who staunchly support me and others who pretend they do, but don't really.
I don't say this with distaste or sadness or anger. It just IS.
I've learned over the past few years that many women who started out as acquaintances and friends have slowly stopped sharing information or otherwise being helpful, the more successful I become. My own successes have caused them to hit a wall. They'd prefer I not go further, at least not further then ( or than?) they do and not because of them.
I've seen this behavior. Often. So much so that the last time I talked about this, women messaged me to ask if I was talking about them.😏😂. If you think I'm talking about you; then you may want to dig a bit deeper and see why this hits home.
You. Are. Not. Crazy.
And guess what? I get it.
Listen, regardless of the work I do with women, I'm not special or immune.
I've done it too. Yes, me. We've ALL done it. But for fucks sake, we're too ashamed to admit it, which also means we can’t change it.
So, no, we most certainly DO NOT empower other women.
No, we most certainly do not want to see other women thrive...because somewhere along the line, we believe that if someone else does well, we will do less well.
Yes yes yes, it's super to see the hashtags and the calligraphied signs of #collaborationover competition.
But guess what? I STILL don't buy it.
I think, though well intentioned, it’s mostly bullshit. Not intentionally and not because they’re assholes. But instead, because they (we) are human.
And so, I'll be sharing the how and what we do about it to move forward. It's what my TEDx is about and what I'll be talking a lot about over the next year.
What are your thoughts on this somewhat heated topic amongst women? GO.
With love, wisdom and curiosity from NY. xx
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