To all of us who get labeled ...

Anna Dylewska
Posted December 21, 2021 from Poland

It's nice to be "the brand". In a sense, that when someone speaks your name, it is clear what you're standing for, what is your value-set, and what others may expect from you.

What I don't find nice though, is to get labels. It's like being judged for who you are...

I hope the author does not mind me sharing the below, found in SoMe.

To all the women, who are labeled:

AGGRESSIVE - keep being ASSERTIVE

BOSSY - keep on LEADING

DIFFICULT - keep TELLING the TRUTH

TOO MUCH - keep TAKING UP SPACE

AWKWARD - keep ASKING HARD QUESTIONS

Let's NOT cut pieces of ourselves to fit someone else's reality. Have you ever done it? I sure did!

Let's share our stories to let others learn and grow from our experiences!

 

 

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 21, 2021

Hello Anna,
I love this! As women we are so quickly judged when we show any strength. These are classics!

Anna Dylewska
Dec 26, 2021
Dec 26, 2021

Indeed! And I have to say I came to the point where I start to enjoy this judgment :-) What else can I do to overcome? :-)

megsmueller
Dec 22, 2021
Dec 22, 2021

Hi Anna
Well, thank you for saying it as it is. We try so hard and long and get labelled so easily and quickly. And yes, I've been there too. I've been dancing to the tunes of others and it's not a nice space to be in. Joining WP and "visiting" with and expanding relations with women in this house has definitely helped me to see the light. Thank you so much for this powerful insight.

Much love to you.

Anna Dylewska
Dec 26, 2021
Dec 26, 2021

Thanks, Meg! Stay strong please :-) I'm rooting for you!!!

Beth Lacey
Dec 22, 2021
Dec 22, 2021

I some time or other in my life I have been called these things. They hurt at the time, but now I look back and laugh

Anna Dylewska
Dec 26, 2021
Dec 26, 2021

Exactly! Like, give me more! What else? Right?

Thanks for sharing!