When I was young I always thought the woman's fight for equality was a battle mostly fought by my mother's generation (and those previous). I thought the only fights left to be had were salary differences. The only time I experienced gender inequality was in gym class, and if I'm being honest, I really couldn't catch so the boys were pretty justified in not passing to me. But this past year has, unfortunately, taught me that's not true.
That quote might be from a movie, but if the shoe fits... because this is totally how I feel! I'm a pretty blunt person, when there's a problem I want to address it right away, but when I do I get "handled". It's a tone that just says, "Woman, I will not deal with your emotional state because I know you cannot think clearly during it." Excuse me, I am upset, but I can discuss this properly, it's that tone that will make me go a little nutty.
At the end of the day I think about my best friend, who is bold in everything that she does and always has been. She is unapologetically herself and I think she knows who she is better for it. I have to be me too, and I want those around me, personally and professionally, to know exactly who that is too.