Women Empowerment | Blogger tag

 I was kindly tagged by one of my favourite bloggers, the lovely Lisa from Lisa's Notebook to take part in the fantastic 'Empowering Women' tag. I think it's a brilliant way to join together to celebrate women, all of their/our achievements and recognise how much we have done and continue to do. I'm very much about GIRL POWER! 

So how does the tag work? well, if you are tagged to take part, all you have to do is answer these 5 questions:

1) What does women empowerment mean to you?
2) What woman/women do you most admire and why?
3) Share a story, drawing or video that you think says 'empowered women'
4) Share the best lesson you've learned in leadership.
5) What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? why? what does it mean to you?

Then tag 5 inspirational, powerful women to do the same. Link your post to Women Wednesday: Women Empowerment Tag 

Tag them on twitter at: @My_Lifelines and/or Instagram: @MyLifelines_ with #WomenWednesday 

So here's my answers to the questions above:

1) What does women empowerment mean to you?:

I grew up when the Spice Girls were all the rage and they taught us to celebrate our femininity and give the boys a run for their money! Women have always been strong and tough, our bodies go through quite a lot and we always take care of business come rain or come shine. Women have also had to put up with a lot over the years and really had to fight to have their say and we are still fighting to this day. Every woman I've ever met and known has been strong in their own way and I love that there's more and more women today in more prominent working roles and speaking their minds. We have proven and continue to prove that we can get things done. I believe that women should be treated equally especially in the workplace. 

2) What woman/women do you most admire and why?

My late grandmother will always be an inspiration to me because she grew up in poverty in Glasgow. She worked hard and became a nurse during the war and battled cancer for many years. She went through a lot of hardships and experiences. She was an old school glaswegian and no matter what life threw at her she always got up and got on with things. I learned so much from her and I think about her every day and how strong she was. 

Tina Turner comes to mind. She is amazing! To go through a horrendous domestic abuse situation to finding the courage to escape and become the absolute legend that she is. 

Jessie J. I really like Jessie J, she's so talented and I love her personality. Despite being born with a heart condition, she always gets up on stage and gives it her all. It annoys me that she doesn't get the recognition as a singer that she deserves because I think she's one of the best. She has also been very open about her health struggles and I think she's an amazing role model for women of all ages.

Michelle Knight. I keep forgetting to order her book but I'll make sure I do after typing this post. Michelle was one of the girls who was kidnapped and held for 11 years in a house in Cleveland, US. She went through hell, from rapes to miscarriages, the list goes on and very heartbreaking. She fought every step of the way and held onto her faith. I've watched her interviews and she's a remarkable woman who is now helping other people who've gone through similar things.

Naomi Oni. Naomi was the girl who's (so called) best friend followed her home from work one night, dressed in a burka (to disguise herself) and threw acid in her face. Naomi went through hell and had to endure so many operations. The 'friend' was finally caught and is in prison. Naomi has come so far since it happened and is such a strong, inspirational person.

I'm sure there's so many women that I admire but we'd be here all night lol. These are just some of the women who I admire. 
Q3, Share with us a story, drawing or video that you think says 'Empowered Women':

Again, I have to mention Tina Turner. Her life story was made into an amazing movie 'What's love got to do with it'. you can find the trailer: here 

and you can find Naomi Oni's story: here which is the full documentary. 

Q4), Share with us the best lesson you've learned in leadership? 

Treat everyone fairly, don't be too grand to get your hands dirty. Be someone who's approachable. Get your head down, do your best and give out positive vibes. 

Q5, What cause do you want to give more awareness too?, Why? What does it mean to you?:

I would like periods to be taken more seriously. It has been medically proven that some women go through absolute hell during their periods with some women not being able to get out of bed. I don't feel that some employers take periods seriously and brush it off like it's nothing. I also agree with people who question why we should pay for sanitary towels/tampons? 

I would also like more research, support and funding in this country for anxiety and mental health issues, not just for women but for everyone. Menopause it another thing that a lot of women have to go through and that can be very tough too. I would like to see more research and support in that area also.

As a sufferer of anxiety and I've had some awful periods myself (but nowhere near as bad as some women have) I would like to see more help available.

So, now I have to choose 5 women who inspire me which is hard because so many do. If you haven't been included please don't take offence as I would love to include everyone but here are my 5:






This has to be my favourite tag to date! Thank you again to the lovely Lisa for the nomination, don't forget to check out her post too! 

As always, thanks for checking out my latest post, see you in the next one x 

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