Often times we hear the term “empowerment” and several things come to mind. You may think of Rosie the Riveter with her fist held high, reciting her famous quote “We Can Do It!” You might even think of yourself or someone you know that has gone through a rough patch in their lives and came out stronger from their experience. But what exactly does the word empowerment mean? Well, there are two different definitions of this one word, and both are equally true. The formal meaning of empowerment is when a person is given legal authority over something. The definition that most people identify with is that of giving someone the confidence to take control of their life.
So why is this important? Billions of women around the world live their day-to-day lives under a lot of societal, familial, and cultural pressures. From as far back as history can go, we have always gotten the short end of the stick. Even in the pro-feminism era that we’re living in today, women have a lot on their plate. We constantly juggle our various roles as mothers, wives, employees, daughters, and sisters. Most of the time we’re too overwhelmed with caring for others that we forget to take care of ourselves.
But the point of this blog isn’t to depress anyone. In fact, reading this should do the exact opposite. At The Capital Breast Care Center we believe that your health comes first, no matter what background you come from. We pride ourselves in breaking barriers for women and, yes, empowering them to take a stand for their health. But empowerment doesn’t just stop here; it’s a way of life. It means that we are capable and secure. It means that we are always learning, growing, and changing. Living empowered means that we know how to be assertive and express our wants.
If you take a minute to search “empowering quotes” on Google, then you will find a plethora of sayings that are meant to inspire you. But the truth is that inspiration comes from within; if each and every one of us motivates ourselves to live an empowered life, then maybe this world won’t be such a bad place after all.