When I think about the vulnerability of a woman I think of all the close relationships I’ve had with women. I’ve had the pleasure of having more than one best friend in my life, eventually growing past a friendship. I love growing a bond with people in general but their is nothing like a sisterly bond. There is something that clicks inside the relationship and you realize you don’t ever want be out of contact with this person. You can’t comprehend how you were getting through life without them. No man can ever come between you two.
The trust you share is built on an open heart, you share all your secrets; past and present. This is the first person you call for the most insignificant shit, you know their the only ones who will listen, laugh, and care just because it’s you. They’ve seen you naked, shit, piss, with no make-up, at your worst, hair undone devastated over a man, thrilled at your promotion. You lean on this woman for emotional support and you look to her confirmation to call him back. She is your biggest fan and you can’t seem to go anywhere without a compliment from her reinforcing how great you feel. With a penis she could possibly be your boyfriend.
This is the only way I can sympathize with a man too scared to commit. I completely and genuinely understand. I have seen some of my girlfriends so vulnerable to me it was frightening. I know my words are powerful and mean a lot, so I can break a piece of her down, just like that. Its scary as shit, to see it in someone’s eyes, that flicker of trust and fear. You can see them praying a silent prayer hoping you will be careful with their heart. I see why so many men open a woman’s heart only to run away from its rawest form. I get that entirely. But honestly it’s an honor to have anyone in that way, it’s something you shouldn’t abuse and ever take for granted.
Don’t let people go without telling them what’s on your heart, you may be depriving them of a lesson and depriving yourself of healing.
My God this is so true and most people bite their tongue, never realizing that even by doing that you could be doing them a disservice
My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what really matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world.
I prefer this WAY more than that fad/trend of folks reenacting pictures from their childhood.
Black love is making sure your queen never falls asleep without her bonnet on or without a silk pillowcase.
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