ph. Atterley Road
According to the description, an #ARWOMAN is “empowering and empowered”. Atterley Road's goal in introducing this campaign is to unite women in celebrating other women, which I think is a freaking fantastic idea. It’s also a nice way to have a bit of a retrospective of the year – a year, I might add, which has had its fair share of ups and downs. It’s strange because I have personally had quite an extraordinary year, thanks to the amazing family and friends that surround me, and some of the work I have put in finally coming to fruition. On the other hand, the world around me – both in my country and abroad – has been subject to so much strife and more than its fair share of sadness. It is both a time for mourning, and a time for renewal.
Having said all that, there seems to be no more appropriate person to nominate as my #ARWOMAN than my own mother. I have been blessed with the best family in the world, and my mom in particular is someone I look up to more than anyone else. She’s not only kind and generous, but one of the most intelligent, soulful and creative people I have encountered. She was a stay-at-home mother while my brother and I were growing up, and since we’ve gotten older she has done a complete reversal and has once again become a highly successful career woman – a nearly impossible feat, but not for her apparently. I hope you will join me in toasting her this holiday season, because she truly deserves it.