The Power of Sisterhood

December 15, 2023

Sisterhood is something that you can only define for yourself.  It can be the affection and loyalty that women feel for other women.  For some, it starts when there is a common moment, a shared experience, that brings out similarities between two or more women.  Whether it’s joy, work, passion, family, hardship, or any number of moments, sisterhood bonds are built through connection.  They can happen in an instant but the bonds can, and often does, last a lifetime. 

So why is it called sisterhood and not friendship?  Well, in sisterhood, there is an unbreakable bond between women. Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin.  While it does sound like friendship, in sisterhood there is a component that endures through distance and time.  I know that I can rely on my sisterhood (my tribe) and there will be zero judgement, zero breach of trust and 100% commitment.  Friendship is different in that it may move through stages and even get close to sisterhood but the full bond may not be there.  Friends come and go, sisters stay no matter what. 

In sisterhood, women are empowered. We are a source of inspiration and motivation for each other.  Each of us serves a purpose in each others’ lives and we are not uncomfortable around each other during times of vulnerability.  We align and strengthen each other.  Sometimes just by our mere presence. 

In my opinion, sisterhood does have some ground rules:

  • Be supportive. Be there when you need each other, and offer your help and advice.  Sisterhood is about giving and recieving.  You are there for them and they are there for you. 
  • Be honest, even if it means sharing difficult things.  Being vulnerable is hard but it also helps your circle know you in a way others may not. 
  • Be forgiving. Everyone makes mistakes, so be willing to forgive each other as the relationship grows AND forgive yourself when YOU make mistakes.
  • Be grateful. Be thankful for your sisterhood and the special bond you share.  Share how grateful you are for their presence in your life.  Trust me, it’s reciprocated. 

Sisterhood is a gift that should be cherished. It does take vulnerability to build a sisterhood but it is so worth it!  Take a chance and be open to connecting to the women around you at a deep level.  Share experiences and be vulnerable.  Those deep connections will hold you up in moments that are hard and lift you higher during the joys of life.   

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