Hey guys, I'm so excited to partner with Sk-II today to introduce you to a film I'm so glad was made. It's called The Expiry Date and discusses the pressure put on women, particularly in Asia in this case, to have achieved certain things by a certain age so they are still considered "marriage material".
I was fortunate to meet my soul mate when I was only 21 years old and I can't even imagine the pressure I would have put on myself had that taken longer to do. I feel like each birthday that these women celebrate will strip them of a bit more confidence...slowly...little by little...until they don't believe they are worthy. This mostly tugs at my heart because I have a daughter and I have no idea where life will take her but the thought of her feeling like she isn't worthy at any point just breaks my heart. I know she'll have ups and downs and be crushed by the weight of the world at times, but if somewhere deep down in there, she still has that confidence I helped her gain, she can do it all with a smile on her face.
I'm so grateful that topics like this are being discussed. I feel like there is a lot that is going wrong in humanity but women supporting women is something that I'm really proud that we are achieving. It gives me hope that my daughter and her daughter someday (if that's the path she takes) will be well equipped to love themselves no matter what.
Here's to lifting each other up and setting the best example for the next generation.
Check out the video below and let's keep the discussion going, for our daughters..and for us!
Thanks to Skii for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. :)