“It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for” – Amy Poehler
This blog post is inspired by an article written by Meredith Lepore. You can find the article here.
This article really hit close to home for me. As a 20 year old girl who is living in NYC without having the handicap of growing up here it has really hurt my self-esteem. Back home, I was confident. I knew everyone from the mail man to the girls I went to school with since I was a child. Now, no one knows me and I have to make a name for myself. Not to mention how hard and cold people in NYC can be it has really had altering effects on my self-esteem.
I apologize so much that I quite often catch myself apologizing for apologizing. When someone gets in my way on the street, I move. I say I’m sorry. Whether it was my fault or not. By continually placing the blame on myself and continually asking someone else to pardon me. I am hurting the way I see myself. I am always seeing myself as the problem. I am blaming myself and apologizing for forgiveness.
This is a sickness among women. We have the right to be who we are and say what we feel and not be sorry for it. We are valued and we are worth everything.
With that being said. Since today is November 8th. Love Trumps Hate. Go out and vote!