Independent Woman |#21


I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Girl, I didn’t know you could get down like that.

Indeed, you did not, because independent women do not broadcast their independence everyday. They don’t talk about the two weeks a month when they feel like their uterus is going to grow to the size of a pumpkin inside of them and implode. They don’t talk about the headaches, fatigue, mood swings, uneasy cramps, and maintenance those weeks take. They don’t talk freely about the cost of tampons, chocolate, a size larger of pants/bras/underwear essential for comfort, or the laundry list of other things in our heads. Not even that, but independent women do all of this while thinking it is not okay to talk about it openly in public. We get made fun of for awkward conversations on dating websites not instigated by ourselves, and are expected to love our bodies every minute of every day without a second thought.

The best part about being an independent woman? Despite the things that we deal with on a daily basis, we have heads on our shoulders that help hold us up. What I wanted to say here is that we can’t always hold ourselves up, sometimes it serves us well to open our mouths and talk about the things that are trying so hard to break us down.

xx Jess


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