If there’s anything I’ve learned as I age, it’s that there’s one common denominator in all of the relationships that empower me the most.
Influential relationships are often rooted in one thing: shared experiences. This common denominator is more than a convenient intro to surface-level small talk at a dinner party. Or a way to befriend a stranger at a co-worker’s housewarming party. Shared experiences, especially those rooted in truth, generate an organic sense of likemindedness that elicits feelings of unity and togetherness. Whether it’s heartache, the stress of keeping up with your career, succumbing to your insecurities, knowing how to love yourself, struggling with relationships—when you find people who understand your pain because it parallels with their own, that is where the inception of a meaningful relationship begins.
I’m admittedly a relationship-centric person. I love to be around other women—drawing from the things that made them unabashedly badass, and using that insight as fuel to ignite the inner workings of my best self. As I’ve crossed paths with numerous women who have inspired me, it’s become abundantly clear that the modern woman embodies the dichotomy of fire and light. She has a soft side: she’s secure, sensible, empathetic, abundantly kind, and she demonstrates an ability to exercise compassion.
But, make no mistake. She is also a fucking fire.
She is adamant, audacious, purposeful in all she does, knows no fear…..and when she puts her mind to something, persistence ensues and she becomes unstoppable.
Womanhood in the modern day has layers and intricacies that make it complex, and there are a lot of times that it can feel overwhelming to navigate. But when women have the courage to authentically reveal the truest happenings of their everyday lives, we replace a sense of isolation and inadequacy with comfort, confidence, and the realization that, in some way or another, we’re all out here doing the best we can.
That single revelation became the heartbeat of etheReal when we decided to pursue a rebrand last September. Called to create a haven for women to silence their fears by sharing their stories, we’re working together to rewrite the narrative that confines our potential. Instead, we’re transcending it, and we cordially invite you to come along for the ride.