The importance of creative community, and especially the support and empowerment of women and femme-presenting people by other women, femme, and non-binary people, can’t be overstated.
And we know why. We know we have faced and continue to face immense challenges throughout history – from discrimination to lack of representation in the workplace, in media, and beyond. But by working together, we can create a more equitable and supportive environment in which we all can thrive.
We can support instead of compete.
One of the most effective ways to foster a supportive community is through the elevation of one another’s work. We should strive to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our peers, both in our existing communities and in wider circles.
We can do this in a variety of ways – public recognition, sharing resources, and providing support and guidance. Taking the time to recognize and appreciate the work of other women creates a sense of camaraderie and solidarity.
We need that in order to survive.
When women come together to support each other, we make a powerful and unique impact. Not only does it inspire confidence and create a sense of belonging, but it also leads to increased collaboration and innovation.
We end up creating more.
When we join together, women are able to pool our resources and ideas, leading to more effective solutions, expanded creativity, and joy.
We find joy together, joy in one another.
In addition to the tangible benefits of working together, building community among women fosters a sense of pride and connection that assists us energetically. It’s important that we have a space to come together and share their stories and experiences, as well as to learn from and inspire each other.
The importance of community and the power of women elevating the work of other women should never be undervalued. When we work together, we create a strong network of support, collaboration, and innovation that leads to positive change.
And true success.