“My mom believed boys were more important than girls and my older brother was loved much more than I was.” – excerpt from “Finding Grace”
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Yesterday was International Women’s Day and the month of March marks Women’s History month. Growing up in China, women were often treated as second class citizens. I had resented my mom because all of her love, energy and effort was usually only given to my brother. While I still don’t agree with her decision, I understand now that she was simply doing what she thought was best for the family. Not only did she put my brother above me, looking back I realize that she put him above even herself. As difficult as my childhood had been, I know hers must have been even more difficult and I have gained a great deal of perspective seeing the world through my mom’s eyes.
As I have gotten older, I have come to learn that women are just as important as men and I would encourage everyone to take some time to learn more about the contributions women have made not just in the US but around the world. It’s important that we take the time to empower ourselves and others and I believe empowerment starts with self-love, self-approval and self-acceptance. I also believe being in alignment with God also leads us to be the best versions of ourselves which leads to greater empowerment.
What do you do to empower yourself and others?