Our culture teaches women to put others first. Let someone come for our children, family, friends…women are ready to go to battle. But we tend to put ourselves last…we stay in bad work environments, withstand negative behavior from co-workers or managers and live with abusive behavior at home. We are so busy putting everyone else first that there’s just no energy for ourselves.
Just remember that by standing up for yourself you are standing up for all women. You cannot help the person in the airplane seat next to you unless you put the oxygen mask on yourself first.