I was sent this EMPWR YRSLF tshirt by The Smile Makers Collection. Whose aim is to remove the stigma around female masturbation and help empower women to love themselves, learning to smile on the inside.
Do you know what I’ve loved most about 2017 so far? It’s the amount of females that are ambracing self love and self empowerment. It is so refreshing to see the effort girls are going to, to become more self aware. I feel a real oneness with the women in the blogging community and beyond who are speaking so publically about equality and self love. We’ve made real progress towards changing people’s perspective on feminism as well as important issues like mental wellbeing, body positivity and sexual health.
Being surrounded by women who are actively promoting self love is making a huge impact on my life. I’ve changed the way I view myself, most importantly. The negative inner dialogue is being drowned out by my own affirmations and the voices of every empowered woman I see on social media, who are on the same self love journey.
We’re learning to set boundaries. We’re educating ourselves. We’re speaking up about injustices and sexism, calling out brands who’s marketing is based on shaming people to profit from our insecurities. Not only that, were embracing those insecurities. We’re smashing goals and coming together to raise each other up. And I am so proud. So so proud to be a female.
But this journey we’re on is a daily challenge, it’s a process. And if we fail to work on this, those seeds of doubt and fear in our minds will sprout back up again like mother fucking weeds.
Which is why I want to start a series. The SELF LOVE SERIES. Not only to help myself, but to inspire others to move forward and make progress on this self love journey. I want it to become a source of inspiration and soul food to nourish yourself with. I’m going to search far and wide from the depths of my brain (and probably Pinterest, oh and the self help section in Waterstone’s) to create content.
To kick it off, I’m going to cast my mind back over the posts I’ve already written which touch upon the self love theme. I’m super helpful and have rounded them up for you below:
- Making love with YO SELF, in this collaborative post with Smile Makers
- My tips on calming stress and anxiety
- Re-create a spa at home
- Surviving a break up
- Making sure you get a good nights sleep
I cannot wait to begin this series and share my highs and lows with you guys. I hope it can be helpful or at least encouraging to at least one of you beautiful souls who read this.