When Fashion Week 2020 was over, I was so grateful for the whole experience: all the incredible collections that were presented, to have been able to see first hand a runway backstage and witness the effort and care everyone invest in making the experience perfect for everyone attending, and ofcourse, I loved sharing all of this with you.
As you know from my previous posts, one of the main tendencies during last Fashion Week, was women’s recognition as an essential part in modern society and the designers wanted to promote this sense of strength and empowerment through their pieces and their runways. I personally think they quiet succeeded!
After such intense weeks, once I was at home, I decided some family and me time was in order and one of my favorite things to do when I have the opportunity to do it, is reading. I wanted to read more about what I saw reflected during Fashion Week that was also very related to this year’s International Women’s Day and I had just the perfect book for that!
The Woman Code , from Sophia A. Nelson, turned out to be one of those books that after years of reading it, stays with you. I don’t want to make a long, long review about it (even if I think you´d agree with me that this is a great book!), but there’s one chapter that I consider particularly relevantand that I´d love to share with you.
Code 16: Lift Other Women as You Climb. It basically talks about how women are powerful when we are united and how important is for us women, to support other women as well, creating a rippling effect that can empower us all beyond our wildest dreams.
And it proposes some guidelines to achieve just that: Be kind and cherish the women in your life, encourage other women to live fully and passionately and taking risks, celebrate the strong women you know and take pride in helping lift other women as they climb.
I´d really recommend that if you have some time and interest, go get this book and read it right now!
This is a very little excerpt that summarizes all this perfectly: To be part of this sisterhood is to be a friend. Being a “sister” means you value other women as you value yourself. It is to give a smile, lend a hand, and practice friendship.
Wouldn’t it be great if all of us could find a way to be that?