“I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It's a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you're relentless. And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I'm married to someone who is very jealous and you're married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.” - Maya Angelou
Feeling overwhelmed with awe and gratitude for the power of my sisterhood. I genuinely do not know how I would have made it through this moment in my life without these women. They have stood with me when I could not stand alone. They have come get me when I’ve retreated. They have spoken fierce truth when I have needed to hear it. They have relentless faith in me despite my failures and give me the courage to lean-in. They have picked me off the ground and set me back on my feet. They have laughed at my ridiculousness. They have reflected back to me the beauty inside that I often refuse to see. They have loved me with a ferociousness that scares me. They have seen me in my greatest potential and held me in my full power. And they let me be me, unapologetically.
They are my women. They are my warriors. And they are my lifeline.
Thank god for sisterhood.