It is an epidemic. It is in our schools, our homes, and our workplaces. It seeps through cracks of weakness and it pours out of the mouth of gossipers. No one is safe from it, and only we can stop it.
Girl on girl hate is ruining our friendships, our relationships, and our images of ourselves. We have created it, and only we can stop it.
We set the standards for how we are to be treated. And we let society slack off. Instead of empowering one another we tear each other down in order to build ourselves up. But we are all part of something larger than ourselves. We are women. We are on the same team, we are not against each other. We are allowed to be weak, we are allowed to make mistakes, and we are allowed make our own choices, free of judgement. We cannot be put into boxes defined by demeaning, shameful, one-worded statements. We are more than that. We need to make a switch in our vocabulary. If we don’t who will? We set the bar.