My friend Sonia was raised in a typical Indian middle class orthodox family. She absolutely had no reason to love herself or love for self as a woman. Rather she had more reasons to hate being woman. From boobs to butts, shopping to shavings…everything seemed to be so annoying to her!!

While growing up she had some Rock solid things to add to her hatred such as inequality, abuse, objectification… But then, over the time, living everyday as a woman, she realized how women have been struggling past few decades to get the basic rights that they deserve. They are breaking through the barriers and rising to heights.

Like Sonia, there are many women out there who have gone through a phase or may still going through a phase when womanhood has some odd memories or doesn’t give them happiness.  Although it might not always be enjoyable being a woman, every woman deserves to feel like one. So She decided to embrace the womanhood!!!

We should love the complicated yet diversified existence of women, which has so many parts to it, which we often don’t consider. Being a woman in itself is a multi-faceted opportunity. No one said being a woman is easy but have myriads of reason to love yourself being a woman.

Here are a few reasons why I chose to love the woman in me:

  • Women are emotionally intelligent

Research says, women always score more than men in almost every scale when it comes to emotional intelligence. It has been scientifically proved that women have an edge over men when it comes to having those skillsets for a happy and successful life. Have you ever noticed that we never tune out emotionally, and this helps us enormously when it comes to nurturing? And that is one of the reasons we are given the power to nurture a life within us. We have the power to bring life into the world, not just by giving birth but with our nurturing and caring nature that we express to people around us and the efforts that we put in.

  • We bleed

Yes, We bleed, that too every freaking month, sometimes even for a week. Every girl’s menstrual period is all about the pain, the discomfort, the pads and tampons and cups and whatnot, but somehow, I don’t see it as that much downer. Are you aware of the fact that most of the women tend to live more because of the iron expelled during her periods? Aren’t we the blessed ones, by Our mother nature with these unique features. It tells a lot about our health, our fertility, our femininity. It shows us how our body works. On a fun note, I use it to avoid perfectly ridiculous things and spare me the torture. 😉😉

  • We give birth

Do I even have to explain this? Giving birth is a life-altering pleasure of all. The greatest joy in the world. There’s no denying that it’s a hard and painful thing, but in the end, it makes you feel incredible. It’s like gruelling a marathon, which literally took from you, your flesh and your blood. When your baby emerges from you and you see the tiny little ears and hairs and nose and eyes, you become stronger than before. All those tiny tickles and giggles would make you feel worthy. This power of a woman to create, to nurture and to heal is a part of our very being, providing us with unique abilities and position us as the centre of all the change and existence around us. We keep the universe growing at its pace. Who else can do that? No one but only a woman!!

  • We breastfeed

If you are a mother you would know what I mean here! I would rather explain this on a personal level. Once, I was able to help a friend of mine who was hospitalized, by breastfeeding her infant. Yes, I was able to do that just because mother nature has nurtured me with this incredible power. Only and Only a woman ever has this ability to feed her baby. Only a mother can experience his heavenly feeling. This is so-so unique and so-so special that it makes me feel proud of being a woman.

  • Good listener and multitasker

I follow and believe that all women are born to multitask. My husband can’t hold the baby even while drinking water or anything else for that matter. whereas I hold the baby while I cook, think, talk, work, clean, sometimes eat….at the same time!! Why women talk more because they listen more!!! We are wired that way!! Simple as that!

  • Clothes and clips

I meant it when I say it that I’ am envious of these suits. They usually ended up taking over our high heels. Fashion and beauty is a fun and creative form of self-expression, and if I was a man I might have missed out on it. Also, we are supposedly accepted to wear men’s clothing but can you do vice versa..nope!!! 😎😎

  • Boobs and butt

These most talked about boobs are not just a mere distraction for the men, but they have this power to lactate to feed our little ones. If that’s should not be called a miracle then what is? As a woman, I embrace and love my body with my curves, my sensibility, and my sensuality. We are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth.  Without us, the world would S.T.O.P..!!

  • We have something to fight for

Don’t be surprised to know we are from the vigorous clan to whom the whole movement by the name of feminism has been dedicated. We have literally fought our way to the success. We, woman, are fighters. And we still have a long long way to go with the equality. But being a part of a fight makes me feel important and empowered.

  • Being a part of the inspirational clan

I love being a woman when I see women who broke the glass ceilings. We endure the pain and sometimes every day can simply be more irritation. But here is the silver lining. These manifestation, battles and struggles have made us even stronger and smarter than before. Although as women we have miles to go, we have come a long way together!!!

In a Nutshell, though we are soft, but we are strong.

We are beautiful, brave and this beauty is unique, so much so it can not be matched ever.

So, yes, I love being a woman, it makes me powerful and would not want to change that !!!

Be it a Happy Mom or a mom trying to find Happiness, Being a Happy Woman is above all!!

 

74 thoughts on “I love being a woman #MyFriendAlexa”

  1. This is indeed a wonderful post celebrating womanhood. Women are superior to men in so many ways as you say. I enjoyed reading your post as I am a bit of a feminist myself.

  2. This is such a positive post and brings a smile on every woman’s face. We are unique and well equipped to be fighters when life tends to get rough. Alternatively, we are emotionally strong with a huge capacity to love. Your post rings so true. Thank you.
    #DeepTiesReads #MyFriendAlexa

  3. Such a well written piece Gunjan. Loved it… it is all about perspective and with your positive approach you have turned everything into a reason to love yourself!

  4. I have never believed that one sex is superior, or inferior, to the other. We are both interdependent, that is how we survive.
    Having said that, I wouldn’t trade being a woman for anything in the world, and your beautifully thought out and worded post just explains why.
    This is the best post I have read today, and I am so happy I came across your blog.

  5. A powerful post indeed! A woman is a storehouse of emotional strength and inner beauty. She can be as strong as sensitive as she can be.
    Here’s to strong women…
    May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

  6. What a lovely and a hard-hitting post! I was nodding as I read the post and being a husband, I am proud of all the women who not only carry the burden the society puts across but also shower selfless love under any circumstances. Three cheers to womanhood!

  7. There are many reasons to be proud of who we are- as my mom says “giving birth” its a gift bestowed upon us, the gravity of bringing another being into this world can only be felt when one delivers a baby

  8. Beautiful and strong post – just like every woman in this world. I have always felt proud to be woman. Every aspect about us is just incomparable. Why.. there is a saying which proves this. They always say that Practice makes Man perfect… because women are just born perfect. 😀

  9. Well said. So many things. So many roles. The one thing i could relate to on a personal level was the periods discomfort, not the others for obvious reasons… Great points to ponder.

  10. How true! It is not that world revolves around us it is the fact that world will be so empty without women. Men and women are equally important to leas a happy life but women weighs more 😀

  11. There is no family on earth that can survive without a women in it. No, I do not mean the works or cooking etc. I really mean the love and affection that only she can provide to the family. I cannot imagine anyone else who can pour the selfless love on us other than our women – be it mother, sister, wife and including our daughters! Don’t you agree?

  12. This is such a damn real post which many of us don’t speak about. We are women and we need to love each part of us and be proud of our potential

  13. Loved your article! I am proud of my clan. Womenhood is the best. I was extremely happy when my first child was a daughter. I had tears in my eyes. I went through a lot in my pregnancy and it wasn’t pleasant at all. But all that while my daughter stayed strong. I didn’t know her gender but I could easily guess that such a sensible soul and strong baby has to be a woman!

  14. You made everything seem so good! This was an amazing and extra ordinary post! A perfect mood booster! Thanks for reminding that we are special and worth it! ❤

  15. wow… this post made my day! Its so inspiring and really I am feeling blessed right now for being a woman! you have mentioned all the points. We are multitasker, we bleed, we can create a life! I also love my body, my soul and feel proud to be a woman.
    Tight hug for you.

  16. That’s a hard hitting post! I agree we need to own our body and mind. Nobody can and should be allowed to sham us for being a woman and we can start that by being proud of our being .

    1. So true Neha. We should support each other and defame or shaming isn’t something that one should do.

  17. Nice post , agree with you , we are stronger and better than men in many ways , we are born tough , and bear everything with a smile even while in pains .

  18. Well quite honestly at one point of time in life even I felt the same – that being a female is worst curse ever. But then slowly the time changed and so is mindset. Nice perspective you have here on womanhood.

  19. This is such a beautiful post Gunjan. You have shared such important points that even your men readers would want to be woman in next life (if there is such thing!). Loved reading every bit of this article.

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