This I Believe: The Power of Women

Nikita - Fort Worth, Texas
Entered on December 17, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: equality

This I Believe: The Power of Women.

When I was growing up, my mother always used to tell me, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be.” I have grown up with that mind set all my life. My mother was a single mother for most of my childhood and always taught me to be independent, think for myself, and do not let others influence my decisions.

I was raised by women. My grandmother; a strong, opinionated, loud, religious, kind woman, who can be a hand full most of the time but always has my best interest as heart, even when she is reciting the bible after I got a speeding ticket. My mother; a quiet, religious, gentile woman, who taught me never to give up and always stand up for what is right even if it may not be popular. Both of these women are embedded in me; I can be loud at times, very opinionated, faithful, and loyal to a cause I know is right.

As a college student I have embraced being a woman. A woman means being strong, independent, resilient, quiet, vulnerable, kind, nurturing, intelligent, lovable, beautiful, brave, courageous, aggressive, passive, and most of all unique. Women are all born unique and all seem to bring a different beauty to the world.

Woman can even become the President of the United States. Hillary Clinton has made it possible now for women to foresee themselves in the White House. She has inspired a generation of women with her intelligence, kind heart, and perseverance. Hillary has said, “Women are always being tested…but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it.”

I have learned that being a woman can also be challenging. There are certain jobs in the world that society tells me I should not do; become a pastor for instance. Do I not learn the same, aren’t I in the same classes, aren’t I just as capable of hearing the same call from God as a man?

Women do have challenges but the benefits far way out. Women are beautiful creatures created individually to make the world a more interesting and excited place to live.

I Believe in the Power of Women.