I had quite some writer’s block since last week’s post so I decided to hit up my fellow The Buzz bloggers for some advice. Sam, author of Virtues from Motherhood suggested (if I were pressed for time) to look at older material in a new light and see if I could repurpose it. Or, I could try something new and maybe try out a different environment. I realized belatedly that I had done the latter.
Usually, when I’m creatively blocked, I dig myself into a hole of frustration and I will easily quit on the task at hand. (Ask my siblings about all the stories and comics I started and failed to finish!)
However, this time around, I had sought help from the other ladies on The Buzz group chat we share and it got me thinking:
Out of pure coincidence, this year’s team of bloggers all happened to be women. Females get a bad reputation for being “catty” amongst themselves and society has innately pitted woman against woman. Because of this rhetoric, instead of automatically uplifting our sisters, our default becomes wariness and a side eye at any other female in the room.
But the beautiful thing about the kick ass ladies on The Buzz, I’ve found, is that we’ve all come together to offer support and love for one another.
In the short time I’ve had the privilege of knowing these women and having them as a group message on my phone, I’ve seen nothing but positivity. Our conversations are filled with academic advice, birthday greetings, Beyonce GIFs, prayers for any families affected by current natural disasters, moral support, tattoo parlor suggestions and a hope for some snacks at the next meeting. It’s all wholesome goodness!
Honestly, this should be how we treat all women, regardless of whether or not it is in the flesh or online. The amazing environment I experience interacting with my team at The Buzz shouldn’t be the only place where I feel the love. We as women should be united together in a collective spirit of up lifting.
As a united front of positivity women can achieve equality, especially a win towards creating a world of equality.
As individuals, the ladies of The Buzz are amazing:
But together? We create something worth Buzzing about!
Hahaha… Puns… Get it?
Throw some fun puns my way, muchachos, and I hope you enjoyed this week’s installment of Lady Business! Oh! One more thing! Send these other ladies some love, send the women in your life some compliments and I’ll see you all next week!
All artwork by Pebbles.
Send the hugest warmest virtual hug…love you!
Pebbles, this is the kind of positivity all women need! I love it and I love the illustration! So sweet xoxo
I absolutely love this post !
You are such an amazing artist and human being .
Being completely honest when the idea of a group chat was proposed, I was willing to give it a try but I also thought it wasn’t going to work out. “Oh well, here’s another messaging chat in my phone that will hardly be used and just be a constant reminder of how disconnected the bloggers are..” is what I said to myself. But to my surprise, the chat really did come into fruition. We check in with each other often and uplift each other regardless if it’s regarding The Buzz or just college life. This has to be the closest I’ve ever felt to every blogger on The Buzz team, collectively. Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who were willing to give the relationship a real chance, without you ladies none of this would be possible.
Pebbles, the illustrations are so beautiful and spot-on, I like seeing how others view you and how the essence of your personality takes shape in someone else’s opinion.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! everything about this post is beautiful, It just came back to me that I never replied to this but I must say it was great reading this again, a break from midterms and the stress, this brought warm vibes and positivity to my heart, love ya pebbles! Keep up the amazing artwork!