This post is sponsored by U by Kotex; all text and opinions are my own.
Being a woman is a beautiful thing but it’s truly the embodiment of the saying that “Beauty is pain” lol. The other day I was thinking about how my journey in womanhood began. I remember all the elder women in my family raving about becoming a woman once your period started lol… little did I know that it would be so much more than that. We don’t really explain to our girls what cramps, the bleeding, back pains, etc may feel like… probably because no matter how long you’ve had a period it still catches you off guard each month. At least it does for me. While there’s so much beauty in becoming a woman and being able to give life eventually, there’s also that pain. When I finally started my mother basically handed me a diaper and said “here, you’re a woman now and you can get pregnant so don’t have sex” LOL. How I wish I would have known the many options of pads and tampons available to me. It took years of testing before I found a product that was comfortable for me and gave me that peace of mind that I wouldn’t leak during the day. That’s one thing I love about U by Kotex‘s Ultra Thin Heavy Flow Pads and the U by Kotex Super tampons fit comfortably.
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Anyway, as I took that stroll down memory lane I started thinking about other pivotal moments in my life and truly appreciating the essence of my femininity. As women we go through so much from the changes in our bodies to body shaming in the media it’s important that we embrace the power of being a woman. It’s quite possible that those monthly cramps and childbirth are all a part of preparing us for the pain the world may have for us and showing us that time and time again we can handle it.
There was a time that women weren’t allowed to wear mini skirts, vote or serve the country and as I though about those trail blazers I realized we’re in another time of awakening. Women of today are taking their stance on equal pay, and why not? If I do the same work as a man I want to get paid equally for it!
So as women, let’s embrace the power of our Femininity! Yes having a period each month may be a pain in the butt, however it is a testament of the strength we have and the stuff we’re made of.
So… once again