Dear BraveHeart Women:
I noticed a post in Tari Bussard's Empowerment101 Community that
touched my heart. It is from a 24 year old new member and I wanted
to share it with you....
It seems like Ray is looking for your wisdom in order to inspire her mom.
Here's what she said:
Hi Out there,
My Name is Ray, and I'm 24 years old and I'm angry. I came to this site
to get some very important questions answered.
My mother is a beautiful, talented, brilliant, generous, caring, unique
and creative 59 year old woman- yet, she is extremely self critical,
has low self-confidence, and is convinced that she will never find self-worth
or love. I know so many other women, who i care about, that just don't believe
in themselves anymore.
My question is....how the heck is that possible?!
How could so many women, from a generation of strong-willed free-spirits,
lose their self-confidence? They forget that they are powerful, proactive
individuals who deserve to feel (and give themselves) praise for their
How could so many women, who once admired natural and internal beauty,
become so overly critical of their "flaws"? Their "age"?
Why are there so few female role models for my mother?
Why are wrinkles a bad thing?
Why is it such a stigma to be an "older women" in a world where older men
seem to easily find (new) love, success, happiness?
I'm here to learn what I can do for my mother, and how to make her see in
herself what I see in her everyday.
And if all of these stigmas, obstacles, gender biases and inequities exist,
then instead of having "Role Models for Young Girls" that are teen-celebrities,
shouldn't there be Older Empowered Women as role-models for young girls?
I'm glad to see that this site exists.
I'm sorry if this introduction isn't as positive as the previous posters'
entries, but I really want to help my mother, and give her the support that
she needs to understand all of the things she deserves in this world.
Please share your comments with Ray! We'll make sure she sees them....
Also, thanks to Tari & her www.Empowerment101Community.com for
welcoming Ray & giving her a safe place to share.
It's an honor to journey with you,
Being Inspiration In Action,