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March was Women’s History Month, which means we had a whole month dedicated to celebrating all women in the world — past, present and future. But now that it’s over, it’s sometimes difficult to find confidence without the constant reassurance of girl power. Here are three tips to make every month your own women’s month; keep them in mind whenever you feel your confidence slipping.


1. Confidence is Not Cockiness

Believing in yourself is way different than boasting about yourself! As women, we tend to make ourselves feel small to make sure others don’t think we’re bragging — stop that! Being big, bold and confident is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s especially not something you should compromise to please other people. The next time you’re feeling small, remember to carry yourself with confidence. If people talk, let them talk. You got this!


2. Embrace Your Inner Feminist

Feminism sometimes gets a bad reputation. Being a feminist doesn’t mean overpowering men; it’s about believing in equality between men and women. Still, because of misrepresentations and misinterpretations of what feminism really stands for, many girls are intimidated to stand up for themselves, fearing that others may mock or ridicule them. But ladies, being confident in yourself means embracing your femininity; it means being self-assured despite what others may say. You can realize this confidence by doing as little as changing your phone wallpaper to a confidence-inspiring quote, or as invested as joining an organization to publicly display your confidence. In any case, embracing your inner feminist will remind you of your confidence; it may even inspire others!  


3. Be True to Who You Are

Nothing exudes confidence more than being true to yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in social media, fashion trends and other people’s judgments; but at the end of the day, what you think of yourself is all that matters! Be proud of who you truly are, and don’t waste time being confident in an inauthentic version of yourself. Write yourself encouraging notes and post them around your room or make a killer girl power playlist. Whatever you do, make sure you knock out all the haters with your brilliant confidence!

Ladies, be big, be bold, be confident! You got this!

I am a Freshmen at UW Madison studying English for pre- secondary education! I am obsessed with the TV show Friends and my favorite part of campus is the Capital!
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