A woman in my life who has shown remarkable resilience is my best friend Grace. Since she was a kid, she struggled with general anxiety disorder and panic disorder. She grew up barely being able to leave her house because of her anxiety, to now being able to traveling across the world alone.
She’s uprooted herself so many times since we met, and that’s already such a brave thing to do for someone who doesn’t deal with mental health problems. She still has panic attacks, but she no longer gives it the power to hold her back from pursuing her dreams. While they still happen, she is able to keep going.
SHE’S UPROOTED HERSELF SO MANY TIMES SINCE WE MET, AND THAT’S ALREADY SUCH A BRAVE THING TO DO FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.
In the span of our friendship, she’s taught me a lot about being adventurous and a career woman. The strength she has to cope with her anxiety and panic disorder daily speaks volumes, and it’s in her resilience that I learned how to also be empathetic and take care of myself.
With everything going on in the world today, it’s a pulsing reminder that there is still a lot of room for change and progress, especially for women. But celebration coexists with struggle and now, more than ever, we want to celebrate the remarkable resilience of women, individuals who find the strength and passion to go on despite their circumstances.
Tell us about a female figure in your life (who’s not your mom, because we all know they’re #1 in our lives) that embodies remarkable resilience at firstname.lastname@example.org