I recently heard Lupita Nyong'o promising to partner with more female photographers in 2019.
It was on the evening of the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards event late last year, and Instagram had partnered with her to capture the event through her eyes. As you can imagine, hearing her say this made me really happy - not only because of my love for photography, but also because it's always nice to hear a woman choosing to support other women.
Unfortunately, women supporting other women is rarely the case - especially in the workplace.
Having recently graduated from University, I'm currently mentally preparing myself to go back into the workplace, and I find that out of all the concerns I have about finding a job, the thought of working alongside other women is the one that troubles me the most...
One of the things that has - surprisingly - happened since I starting blogging is that it has made me more interested in the lives of the women around me. I have also become excited about the prospect of meeting more women, learning more about them and from them, and celebrating how similar we all are to each other, as well as how different we all are from each other.
However, there are two things that we do that really get to me:
1. Comparing ourselves to men (saying things like, "Anything a man can do a woman can do better - or just as well"), and
2. Comparing ourselves to each other.