By: Jillian James
Being a feminist can improve self-esteem and can make women feel powerful and secure in who they are. Feminism allows women to stop viewing themselves through the lens of others and can lead to self-acceptance and self-love. Feminism promotes and encourages individuality and self-expression and is a reaction against societal pressures. This can lead to women having an overall a greater feeling of value and self worth.
A key part of feminism is uplifting other women. It has been scientifically proven that helping others can actually improve our own happiness and well-being. Instead of being focused on negativity and tearing down other women, a key part of feminism is helping others realize their own true potential. Feminism is all about community, about sharing experiences and reaching out to others. Women find safety and security in communities where they have support and can share and bond over common experiences.
Feminism also encourages activism and can help women feel empowered to seek help when they are struggling with their mental health. A key part of feminism is help women realize that they don’t have to go through life alone. In the past many women were reluctant to seek treatment for their mental health, fearing the judgment and stigmatization around it. The feminist movement is intricately tied to the mental health movement, because both are about becoming free of social stigmas and understanding the multifaceted aspect of humanity.