Today is International Women’s Day. It got me thinking about why we celebrate women and what a definition of a Strong Woman is.
Now, I do realise that the definition of a strong woman can vary from person to person. I was curious to find out what other peoples definition of a strong woman was, o I’ve ask some of my fellow bloggers to give me their definitions.
Here’s some of them for you…
Lianne from Ankle Biter Adventures say ‘Strong enough to do her own thing , even if it is different or out there ! Just do it and don’t follow the crowd!’
Beth from Tinderelmo says ‘Someone who just keeps going. No matter how tough life gets, they keep ploughing on
I’ve friends who have had to deal with the most awful of times but they’re still here, fighting and going forward. They are superhuman-ly strong and inspiring to me’
Kirsty from The Money Saving Mum definition of a strong woman is ‘Strong woman is a woman who breaks down when things are getting tough, a woman who can do things on her own but still asks for help or an independent woman who can stand on her own two feet but recognises when she needs assistance and isn’t too proud to suffer. Don’t think you aren’t strong because you ask for help.’
Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes definition is ‘Some women show stength through kindness. Some women show strength through overcoming obstacles. Other women show strength through following their own path. Some women sow strength by paving the way for others. All women are string in different ways.’
Laura who blogs at Autumns Mummy defines a strong woman as ‘To me, a strong woman is someone who always tries the best that she can in that moment. She helps to support and encourage others, rather than knocking them down.’
The blogger at Me, Annie and Bee, Anna says ‘To me a strong woman is a woman who is true to herself. Who will follow the path she believes to be best despite what others may say. She will also support other women who do the same.’
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” – Kavita Ramdas
Maggy at Red Ted Art adds ‘There are people in life who are Takers and people in life who are Givers. Takers (though not bad people) frequently need help in some sort of way. Givers tend to give this help. Often the taking and giving evens out.. but the really strong women in life? Have a huge “Giving Credit”. Yes, they need help now and again (and are not afraid to ask for it) but as a whole give more to society than they take. I don’t know if that sounds a bit convoluted but hopefully you get my jist!’
Becky at Thrify Home defines a strong woman as ‘ For me a strong woman is one who understands completely that ‘we rise by lifting others’
Nickie over at Typecast opinion is ‘ Someone who celebrates other women, offers support and has an inclusive “tribe”. I also agree with Becky about “lifting others”!’
Erica at The Incidental Parent says ‘A strong woman keeps going no matter what life throws at her. She’ll lead by example. She lifts others and fights for equality for all.’
Style Brief blogger, Jen definition is ‘ A strong woman creates a tribe of other women she supports, loves and champions. A strong woman offers kindness and time to those around her, knowing that it will be returned to her when she needs it but happy if it isn’t’
Kate over at Modern Mum says ‘To me, a strong women is someone who has the confidence to believe she can achieve anything whilst inspiring and supporting others.’
“Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.”
Kirsty, who blogs at World For A Girl defines a strong woman as ‘A strong woman is someone who cares. With all her heart. For herself, for others, for the world. Whatever obstacles come her way she never stops caring for what matters to her. That’s what makes her strong.’
Charlotte at Mama Makes Do says ‘A strong woman is someone who gets up each day no matter how tough things have been. Strong women know when to ask for help and support, but are always the first to support others in need.’
What is your definition of a strong woman?
Leave a comment and let me know below.