To the Empowered Women of the World:
Thank you for speaking out, when I didn’t see value in my own voice. Thank you for being brave enough to say no more. Your voices were so strong I heard them when I was faced with same old behaviors that I’ve put up with since I was a teenage girl. I heard your voices when I found my voice to stand up and speak out. I pulled from your strength to walk out the door when enough was enough.
I stand with you now after years of personal growth and strengthening of spirit. Like me, love me, or hate me. It is not my business what others think. It is my business to like, love, and treat myself as good as I would anybody else. I am an empowered woman. I don’t have to be okay with behavior that is not acceptable. I don’t have to have a relationship with anyone who tries to hold me down. That is my right. Each one of us gets to make the choices that we feel are best for our own lives. That is the beauty of being empowered women.
Looking back I’ve seen how far I have come. Thank you for being there at every turn. You showed me my importance as a person, not as a title. I listened through personal encounters, writings, audiobooks, videos, and meetings of the minds. Thank you for never laughing at my pain. Empowered women represent the best of us showing love and support for one another. Empowered women DO NOT tear each other down.
We represent what we stand for and contribute our energy towards what we want to see more of in the world. We show up, whether we are family, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We show up, not to watch each other fall, but to celebrate each one of us that rises from the ashes and is re-born an empowered woman. We know that our compassion, empathy, vulnerability, courage, hope, and perseverance are our strengths to transform the world into a place we all deserve to live.
With Love and Gratitude,
A Better Me
Rachael Wolff © 2020,2017