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‘I’m not interested in competing with anyone, I hope we all make it’ -Erika Cook

Kindness is the best accessory, dolls. It’s not your vintage Chanel handbag (gasp) or your front-row ticket at NYFW; it’s not those killer Valentino boots or the Karen Walker sunnies I’ve been dying to try! It’s kindness. As NYFW sadly comes to a close (I enjoyed living vicariously through many of my Chicago babes as they strutted the cobblestone) and we’re slowly getting back to reality; I wanted to share something that’s been weighing on my mind.

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In all honesty, this isn’t something I wanted to share right away. I didn’t want to come off a certain type of way (great, now I have Rich Homie stuck in my head) But, after some more thought, I decided to let it all out! After all, that’s why I started this blog in the first place; a resource to navigate those crazy life moments together. So, here it goes!

I can easily count the number of times in my blogging-journey where I’ve felt singled-out, unsupported and alone. Naturally, it hurts. In some aspects, it’s like high-school all over again. That’s when it occurred to me: No matter what profession we’re in, we all experience this at one point or another. It’s the badge of life, right? Take it from Aimee Song, America’s favorite fashion blogger, who recently shared a not-so-glamourous NYFW experience on snapchat.  A group of girls who didn’t want to sit next to her at a show! (It’s the real life ‘you can’t sit with us’ squad — and it doesn’t feel like the movies) We all know the fashion-world can be downright brutal, and disgusting — but, I have one question: why? Why do so many women continue to tear each other down, instead of lift each other up? Why do we continue to single each other out with our cliques, and events. The more the merrier, right? It’s like the modern-day popular card is the number of Instagram followers we have. I’ll step on my podium for a second and say, it’s not about the numbers, or the designers on our skin — it’s about bringing out the best in each other, and wanting us all to succeed. No, like really succeed.

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I often see this quote, ‘A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms’ — There’s room for everyone. And, the more we continue to lift each other up, the better we’ll feel.

Again, this post is just a reminder to spread some love. I absolutely love this journey, and there are so many incredible women who support on a daily basis. (especially in the Chicago blogger circle, it’s a grand one) I just wanted to peel a few layers off, and raise some awareness for those who need it. Stay tuned for my next post: 5 ways to be happy for one another (that’ll come next Monday!) In the mean time, check-out this section of the blog for related articles. 

How do you support fellow-women in the workplace? (This isn’t just for bloggers, you know!) XX

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