I was sent a quote from my friend last year and while there are many inspirational quotes floating around on the internet these days, this one stuck. I remember reading it and the instant impact it had.
This simple little quote made me realise that the way you feel about yourself and the way you present yourself to the world has a major impact on how people see you, treat you and even feel about you.
Three weeks ago I returned to work. This was the first time I saw anyone other than family or friends for the past eight months and to make matters worse, I was starting a new job. I wondered how would I find the “new me” when venturing into the world of being a working mum.
For far too long the image of women portrayed in the media has been lacking in diversity. Open any glossy magazine or online news site and you’ll find an abundance of slim, white women, when in reality women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Esteem; we all know what it means, we all have people around us whom we admire, respect and hold in high regard. Why, then, do we have such a high tendency towards hating ourselves? Especially, when it comes to our physical self?
Let’s face it…it’s a tough old world, and in my book, although women have come SO far (and there are so many good things about being a women these days) sometimes being a women is not all it’s cracked up to be. In my view, we are stuck in a strange no-man’s land of progress and the seeming inability for us to move any further forward.
When it comes to looking after people we – especially women – can tend to put the needs of everyone else before our own.
Chelsea Jones and Eva Sealove – both from Los Angeles, have set up a mischievous Instagram account to mock the social network’s ban on sexual imagery.
A new year is upon us and chances are you’ve resolved to be a better person or higher achiever in 2017. No matter what your goal is, a few simple changes to your routine could make you far more productive and therefore more likely to see positive results.
Stalkers are to face a new maximum jail sentence of 10 years following a government U-turn. The Ministry of Justice announced it would adopt tough new measures in the Policing and Crime Bill after ministers conceded to pressure from a cross-party campaign to increase protection for victims. The new Bill is due to return to Commons next week.
The gender pay gap falls to 5 percent for millennials in their 20s – but women still face a severe “pay penalty” over the course of their lifetime.
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions and this is why, but I have vowed to make 2017 a year of positive change. As a twenty-something-year-old woman trying to forge a successful career I’ve already experienced some of the inequalities that still exist in our modern world. From having to tolerate sexist ‘banter’ to earning less money than my male peers I‘ve experienced first-hand the impact of working in a male-dominated environment.
I’m a hopeless romantic. I tell my boyfriend that I love him every day. We have pet names. I love, love; I adore it. And I truly believe that without love this world would be a pretty miserable place. So you may be surprised to hear that I actually think Valentine’s Day – or at least our Western, commercialised version – is vacuous, self-indulgent and materialistic. As well as being a self-confessed romantic, I also like to think of myself as a modern woman – independent, career driven and moral. For me Valentine’s Day is the antithesis of all these things, so much so that Valentine’s Day is as much about anti-love as it is about those hideous Clinton’s Tatty teddy bears, sickly chocolates and petrol station flowers.
From being spontaneous to learning to meditate, The Ambitionist shares 50 rules to live by as a modern woman.