For those of you who take the time to check out and support my blog, I just want to say THANK YOU! I truly love writing and love writing about things that give me energy, get me worked up, and fill me with passion!
I’m so excited to announce the new name, URL, and Facebook page for this blog!
I took the decision on a blog name so seriously, it’s taken me until now to finally pull the trigger.
What’s in a Name?
I chose the blog name “Call Me Woman” because it’s a strong statement. It could almost give an independent, feministic and even intimidating impression.
But to me, it goes beneath the surface. Yes, it’s confidence, strength and power. But confidence in something different than the epitome of the feminist ideals. It’s a confidence in a deep, mysterious, and nearly lost femininity. It’s the confidence to break the mold and rediscover who women truly are.
The inspiration for “Call Me Woman” comes from the very beginning:
Then the lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”
This almost makes it sound the opposite of feminism. It makes it seem like I’m suggesting true femininity is only found in a man.
I’m not really saying that. But this is where the name came from and this is where out gender started. If we want to find our identity in this society, we have to start here, explore it, and discover.
For starters, the whole of this passage lets us know why women were made and what true womanhood is:
We were made because we were wanted.
We were created because we were needed.
We were made to be fruitful (and not just in the baby-making sense).
We were designed because it was right for us to exist.
We were made, even more so than men, for relationship.
We were intended to be spiritual.
We were designed uniquely.
We were made for excitement.
We were created because we make this world very good.
We were made to be confident, unafraid, fearless, and unashamed.
In a world that demands we juggle marriage, motherhood, a career, education, appearances and a million other expectations, finding our role and defining our identity is difficult.
But, it can be found.
It is a search and a journey, but there is hope in that we find pieces of ourselves along the way. And there is distinct confidence in knowing who we were intentionally and uniquely designed to be as women.
This blog is for both men and women who desire to realize the fullness of true womanhood, whether it be for women in themselves, or for men in their appreciation of the women in their lives.
My hope is for you to join me in the exploration and discovery of true femininity (which naturally necessitates the discovery of true masculinity as well) in today’s society.
I chose the name “Call Me Woman” because I want to be able to proclaim this proudly, understanding and striving to live out the true meaning of everything “woman” is intended to be.