For Jesus and the culture

Dear Reader,

There’s a lot of talk about singleness and being single lately. Some people seem to think that if you’re not in a relationship, then you’re not really a woman. I know this to be true of my parents, but I think that’s more of an indication of Haitian culture– where no one really left home unless they were leaving to go live with their husband. In essence, you weren’t an adult until you were married. I would like to welcome us all (including my parents) into this millennium where I can have a full and fulfilled life without a partner. 
The concept that singleness makes you half a woman simply isn’t true! You are still a woman, even if you don’t have a partner in your life. In this blog post, we’ll talk about why singleness doesn’t make someone any less of a woman. We’ll also discuss the benefits of being single, and how you can enjoy your life to the fullest!

Singlehood should not be viewed as a negative thing.
You are still a woman, you are still whole. Just because you don’t have a special someone in your life doesn’t mean that you’re any less of one. There are plenty of other things to focus on and enjoy in your life. Embrace your singleness and be proud of it! You’re still just as amazing as ever. 🙂

Benefits to being single
There are many benefits to being single that often get overlooked. For example, you have more time to invest in your friendships, pursue your hobbies, and focus on your career. You also don’t have to worry about splitting your time or energy between a partner and yourself. Instead, you can pour all of your energy into taking care of yourself and living your best life. 
Did I mention the economic benefits?! One rent, one health insurance, one energy bill- with one person energy usage. That’s a whole word!

And contrary to popular belief, being single doesn’t make you half a woman. You are whole and complete just as you are. So if you’re feeling pressure to find a partner or settle down, know that there is no rush. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with being single while you can! Who knows, maybe one day you’ll find someone who makes being part of a couple even better than going it alone. But in the meantime, know that you are still a woman, no matter what your relationship status is. Validate yourself and celebrate all that being single has to offer!

You can still have a full and happy life without a partner.
You can still be feminine and womanly — if you’re about that life– without a partner. I happen to be about that life so my nails, hair, and made-up face is for myself. I walk with confidence out the door to accomplish what God has for me.
 You are not less of a person because you don’t have a partner. Society has this perception that we as women cannot survive or be happy without someone else, but that could not be further from the truth, especially as women of color who have been trying to do it alone since we had to in the slave days. We are strong and independent; we can have a fulfilling life whether or not we are in a relationship. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! you are still a woman, even if you’re single. 🙂
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