Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

I was tagged by Kat from Femenish to take part in the Women Empowerment tag. I love what it’s all about so decided to give it a go!

The Rules

Create a Women Empowerment Tag post on your blog and answer these five questions. (Feel free to use the pictures attached in this post for your own post!)

  1. What does women empowerment mean to you?
  2. What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
  3. Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
  4. Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership.
  5. What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?

Then tag 5 inspirational, powerful women to do the same.

Link your post to https://mylifelines.co/women-wednesday-women-empowerment-tag

Tag us on Twitter (@my_lifelines) and/or Instagram (@mylifelines_) with #WomenWednesday.

1. What does women empowerment mean to you?

For me, it means women having the freedom to be the badasses we are, without getting a hard time for it. It’s being treated with respect when we share our thoughts and ideas. You know, being able to speak our minds and express emotion without some idiot saying “is it that time of the month?” or being labelled a “b*tch”.

2. What woman/women do you most admire? Why?

In my personal life, my mum and my sister. My mum is one of the most resilient people I know. No matter what life throws at her, she somehow manages to bounce back. As for my sister, she’s fierce and independent. I’ve always admired that about her.

Beyond that, Michelle Obama. I love the fact she stood up in her own right beside Barack Obama, rather than hiding in the shadows behind him. She had people, projects and things which she was passionate about, and she used her role as First Lady to really make a difference.

3. Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”

It’s going to be vague, but it’s a story I’ve read a lot of the last few months, in various different forms. When I see the women who have turned blogging into a full time career, that’s amazing to me. Not only because of the amount of work it takes, but because they usually have inspirational reasons for doing so. Some of them hated their jobs, some wanted more time with their kids. Taking things in to their own hands, sometimes having to work on it on the side for YEARS, and being able to now do something they love is truly admirable to me. The very thought of them having a moment where they decided “this isn’t enough for me” and acting on it screams empowerment.

4. Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership.

Be nice – but not too nice. I think there’s an association with being a leader and being tenacious, but it’s entirely possible to be a gentle leader. You don’t have to be overbearing and forceful, you can guide people in the right direction. There’s no harm in telling people they’ve done a good job, rather than being cold and aloof. The important thing is to make sure your kind nature isn’t manipulated and becomes a weakness rather than a strength.

5. What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?

For me, this will always be mental illness and, more specifically, encouraging people to get help for it. There are a list of organisations in the U.K. who can help here. So many people seem to have the attitude that they just need to muddle through, or that people will think less of them if they admit things aren’t right. I was the same way. I ignored it and desperately hoped it would just go away. But it only got worse.

I’m not suggesting there’s only one way to come through the other side, but I’m definitely saying you shouldn’t settle for it. Reach out to someone – anyone you’re comfortable with – and take the first step. It’s hard. It’s really hard, and your heart will break as you say it out loud, but it will be a turning point.

Tagging five of my favourite ladies:

Nati

Zara

Cordelia

Bexa

Lisa

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19 Comments

  1. 12th November 2018 / 11:17 am

    I loved this Ruth! And what a great idea for a post too, it’s nice to see us getting more in the same line rather than standing behind and ‘taking a seat’
    Here’s to you, my fave boss babe 🥂

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:42 am

      Knew you’d like it. As soon as I decided to do it, I was like “Zara will be all over this!” 😂💛

  2. 12th November 2018 / 11:20 am

    Aww thank you for the tag, Ruth! Such a gorgeous post and I loved hearing your thoughts. Remember: you’re one of the badass bloggers included in your story!

    Sending you good vibes for a wonderful week!

    Nati x | http://www.naticreates.com/

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:43 am

      Awww, thank you, Nati! 💛

  3. 12th November 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Ruth, I am so glad you did this post!! So inspirational!! Seriously, Michelle Obama is one of my favs. She kicked a** in office and she is continuing to do it today! Your mom and sister sound like they are killing it too! Mental Health is so important and it’s still not discussed enough today. Thank you for continue to bring awareness to it. This post was amazing!💗

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:43 am

      Thank you, Abby – and thank you for creating such a fantastic tag which encourages us all to reflect on the amazing women in the world. I loved it!

  4. 12th November 2018 / 12:40 pm

    This is such a nice tag. It’s interesting to read how we each view being a women and how it empowers us in different ways. I also find bloggers who have had the strength to go hard and make it their full time job an inspiration. To have that confidence and want it that much is something I aspire to do I’m just hoping to get timing right. Lovely post Ruth.
    Kate x x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:44 am

      Thank you, Kate! I have every confidence in you that you can make good choices and take your life in whatever direction you choose!

  5. 12th November 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I really loved reading this. This is such a great tag to do! Your mum sounds like a very strong person. I also always thought that Michelle Obama was a wonderful First Lady because she took on projects on her own and also was very independent. I love your answers!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:45 am

      Thank you, and thank you for tagging me. I had a lot of fun! 😀

  6. 12th November 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Another thoughtful and insightful post Ruth. I admire Michelle O enormously too. Agree with you completely on leadership. It is so important to show people that you have noticed and appreciated what they are doing.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:45 am

      Thank you, Jane. I think a lot of leaders these days forget about that side of things, and it causes so many to become disheartened!

  7. 12th November 2018 / 7:31 pm

    This is a really cool tag and I like how you chose to answer those questions. I hope someone tags me for this one hahaha x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      13th November 2018 / 5:47 am

      If they don’t, just take control into your own hands and do it anyway! 😉

  8. 13th November 2018 / 11:42 am

    Thank you so much for the tag, Ruth, I’m very honoured to be considered one of your five ladies and what fabulous company to be in too. I loved your answers and I would agree with Michelle Obama, she is right up there, a wonderful role model. I’m having a little time out from blogging just now but I will complete the tag post when I get back to it. I have so many women that I look up to it’s going to be quite a challenge to choose just a few for the post! Thank you so much again, xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      14th November 2018 / 12:03 pm

      No problem at all. I’ll look forward to reading your answers. Enjoy your break in the mean time, Lisa – you deserve it! x

  9. 13th November 2018 / 2:34 pm

    This is such a wonderful post Ruth. I also feel so inspired when I read stories of women who turned their blog into a career. Growing, building and running a blog from nothing is so empowering! I used to feel like there was something wrong with me as to why I couldn’t settle into a regular job like everyone else, but blogging has definitely given me back a lot of confidence. I am now proud that I am taking the unconventional route and following my dreams instead of doing something that makes me miserable. I may not be exactly where I want to be yet, but seeing others succeed in the blogging world is truly amazing. Thank you so much for the tag lovely, and what awesome ladies to be included with! Fab post <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      14th November 2018 / 12:04 pm

      I love your attitude, Bexa! It can be so hard at first, and I’ve felt the same way. But, I’m working on being proud of the route I’ve chosen and trying to figure out how to take it to the next level 🙂 You’re absolutely right that it’s a much better alternative than forcing yourself to fit into a box and feeling unhappy! x

  10. 2nd January 2019 / 4:47 pm

    Hello Ruth,
    I’ve had a “note to self” to read this post every since it was published, and I finally got to check it out today. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I work with another group committed to empowering and supporting women (https://www.femnesty.com) and would like to encourage any readers interested in the cause to visit Femnesty’s site to learn more. Thanks again for an inspiring post!
    Joan Senio
    My Best Friend Adeline
    https://kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

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