Looking back on life, we tend to focus on the bigger moments and we often leave out the little details that helped to mould us and change our perspectives. I look back at nights out and often don’t remember most moments accept those that were documented or those that really stood out to me. I love going on nights out with friends to let go and have a fun time. We need to times in our lives that are completely care free. Where we can be ourselves and take in every moment, to be young. Something I’ve learnt over the past few months is that being carefree is so much more empowering and liberating that always needing to find validation and comfort. Feeling good about yourself needs to come from you and you alone. Being comfortable within yourself and being able to wear that confidently can be difficult in this society. We are made to believe that it is more acceptable to hate and ridicule yourself than it is to try and accept yourself and bring yourself up.
Friendship is so important, to have a strong group of people surrounding you to bring you up and make you feel happy. Being able to go out and just have fun, no matter what gets thrown your way, with great company. In a world where girl on girl hatred and rivalry is favoured and brought to light for other people’s pleasure we need to stick together and instead spread girl love. There have been many occasions, when out, that I have been given dirty looks and glares from other young women who I don’t even know. This is because the media tells us that this is how we should act when we see other women. We’re taught that other women are a threat and that they cannot be trusted when the only one’s who we shouldn’t trust are the media and a lot of the entertainment industry. Be who you are without being afraid of getting cut down by another girl just because you are a girl. We need to be strong as friends and ignore sigmas and stereotypes that have been created solely for someone else’s entertainment.