What It Means To Be A Woman

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Because eventually, we all want to become the kind of woman we’re proud of.

A woman knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.
And if she doesn’t quite know what she wants, she isn’t afraid to figure it out.

A woman isn’t afraid to disagree with a topic.
But she is respectful and tactful while winning an argument.

A woman knows how to have a good time.
But she can hold herself to a higher standard.

A woman isn’t afraid to take risks.
But she knows there’s a line between adventurous and reckless.

A woman won’t apologize for saying no.
But she makes sure to weigh both options before making a decision.

A woman won’t lose her cool when her man is pissing her off.
But she also won’t stand for disrespect or abuse.

A woman strives to be put-together.
But she will wear whatever she God damn pleases.

A woman will speak out on topics such as politics, religion, and sports.
But she isn’t afraid to ask questions about things she doesn’t know.

A woman understands the value of an education.
But she isn’t afraid to put the books away to learn life lessons every now and then.

A woman values her health and strives to make good choices.
But she doesn’t feel the need to lose weight or to have a thigh gap to please men.

A woman won’t always get what she wants.
But she handles it with dignity and figures out how to improve.

A woman isn’t afraid to admit when she’s wrong.
But let’s be honest–that doesn’t happen often.

A woman knows that sometimes the man of her dreams is out of her reach.
But she would never go after a taken guy.

A woman puts a high value on true friendship.
But she isn’t afraid to cut out negative relationships in her life.

A woman strives to be a good person and celebrates the happiness of others.
But she values herself enough to put her wants and needs first.

A woman eats healthily because she respects her body and wants to fuel it.
But she will eat that cupcake, that cheeseburger, or those nachos whenever the hell she wants.

A woman won’t feel the need to change for a man.
But she is humble enough to accept that she isn’t perfect.

A woman doesn’t feel the need to apologize for her interests.
But she’s open to learning and trying new things.

A woman respects a man who offers to pay.
But she won’t expect him to shell out every time.

A woman will treat her friends, her family, and her boyfriend to gifts and acts of kindness.
And she won’t expect anything in return.

A woman is happy to accept advice and guidance from those who are wiser.
But in the end, she will do what she feels is right for herself.

A woman thinks before she speaks.
But she knows that silence isn’t always bad.

In the end, the woman you are is whoever you want her to be. And whoever you decide she is, she is perfect.
And she doesn’t let ANYONE tell her anything fucking different.


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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable.

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