11th August, 2022
You know you don’t have to debate with the ridiculous expectations the world places on you as a woman.
You don’t have to justify yourself.
You don’t owe anyone any explanations for who you are, what you do or why you may choose to say no.
Those words of judgement, that make you feel inferior.
The weight of expectation that tells you that you are never enough
The constant criticism; can’t do right for doing wrong, don’t be too skinny, don’t be too fat, don’t be too prudish, don’t be a slut. Oh, you’re a mother? well you must be doing everything wrong!
Those words that wear you down like a constantly dripping tap, to the point you don’t even notice it, it just becomes normal.
You don’t have to listen to them, you don’t have to let them in.
You don’t have to argue.
Sometimes, the appropriate response may be to just flip ‘em the bird, tell them to go fuck themselves, hold your head high, straighten your crown and just get on with it.