For a lot of women, the demands of our lives make us suppress the light inside of us. Why is it so important for the world that we embrace what makes us unique? How do we step out of society’s expectations and judgments? How can we shift our thinking and choose to live in a woman’s world? On this episode, photographer and speaker Jennifer Rozenbaum is here to talk about her mission to take back femininity.
The more “you” that you can be without any shame, the more power we have as people, as women, and as a community. -Jennifer Rozenbaum
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
We don’t have to sacrifice femininity for empowerment (11:23 - 12:16)
A lot of women feel like empowerment should come at the expense of femininity, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Authenticity makes the whole world better (13:05 - 13:13)
It’s critical that people live authentically and “step into their own”. Not only does this benefit the individual, it also benefits partners, children, families and the community as a whole.
Run into the pain. It’s worth it (14:15 - 15:06)
Stepping outside of your comfort zone is always going to be scary and a little painful, but we don’t have to shy away from it. Overcoming that pain is what makes us grow. Whether the challenge is small or large, if you don’t face it you’ll never see the beauty on the other side of the pain.
There’s no better time to be a woman than right now. There’s a lot of change happening and a lot more awareness, but all progress starts with women stepping into their own and being authentic without shame. We have something unique that men don’t, and we shouldn’t be stifling ourselves to live in a man’s world. There is nothing wrong with owning our femininity and choosing to run towards the pain, even when we’d rather not. Remember: skydiving might be scary, but jumping out of the plane changes everything.
Jen Rozenbaum is a photographer and speaker putting “feminine” back in “feminist”. Jen specializes in luxury boudoir photography. She believes every woman must celebrate her unique femininity, shamelessly. Go to http://www.jenerations.com/ to learn more about her work.