I like to think of all women as belonging to one big sisterhood. If you’re of the female persuasion, you belong to the sisterhood. What I love to imagine is that the sisterhood is not catty or jealous. In the sisterhood, every woman is so secure in her uniqueness that she doesn’t even feel the need to compare herself to other women and judge herself by other women. The sisterhood welcomes all women. There’s no initiation, no test to pass. There’s no rule book that is held over our heads. The sisters encourage each other and revel in each other’s accomplishments. Sisters delight in the beauty of fellow sisters, they celebrate the individuality of each of our sisters. Older sisters are revered and honored by the younger, because we realize they’ve lived longer, they’ve walked paths similar to ours and come out stronger, wiser and with their joys written on their faces.
In the sisterhood, we are always team female! When a sister has fallen, gone off course or forgotten that she is a part of a wonderful and awesome group that has existed since Eve, we rally her back. No man on this planet could ever be unfaithful to one of our sisters if sisters everywhere stood together and declared to every man with a roving eye, “Don’t even tarry here, just move on. I WILL NOT BETRAY MY SISTER. No matter what you offer, no matter what you promise, no matter the flattery that you toss my way; I will be true to my sister.” Sisters teach their sons to respect and revere women; to treat them with the respect that is due them. We teach our daughters to love their sisters and to be in awe of this wonderful family of females. We also teach our daughters to cherish and honor the men in their lives. We’re not man haters. In fact the sisterhood celebrates the brotherhood by respecting men and their differences; appreciating the necessity for the masculine as well as the feminine.
As women, creativity is part of our nature. We build homes out of houses. We take a group of strangers and make them a family. We see the beauty in the most mundane objects and help others to see the beauty and wonder in the world around. We bring civility to a rushed society. We remind the world that compassion and love reigns. We love all the pretties that this life brings, but the true pretty, the purest beauty is inside of us. We are women and we delight in each other and in our lives. We are The Sisterhood.
Blouse: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: Cynthia Steffe, thrifted