The Artist at Work, Episode 16
In the spirit of Galtintine’s Day coming up later this week, let’s talk female friendships.
Thanks to Lesile Knope, gal pals around the globe celebrate Galintine’s Day the day *before* Valentine’s Day. It’s a nod to including everyone and not discounting those female friendships that have perhaps gotten you through the hardest of days, months and years.
While that’s silly and fun, there’s an inherent truth to the power of female friendship. These relationships are layered in ways that are sometimes hard to explain. Btw, if you’re a dude who has found your way to this post, stay around you might learn something. Also not discounting your bro to bro bonds, but it’s just different, k?
Several years ago an article was going around the twittersphere from Emily Rapp titled Transformation and Transcendence - The Power of the Female Friendship. It was probably the most shared article in all my feeds for several weeks and it’s stayed with me. This quote in particular…
“Here’s the truth: friendships between women are often the deepest and most profound love stories, but they are often discussed as if they are ancillary, “bonus” relationships to the truly important ones. Women’s friendships outlast jobs, parents, husbands, boyfriends, lovers, and sometimes children…it’s possible to transcend the limits of your skin in a friendship…This kind of friendship is not a frivolous connection, a supplementary relationship to the ones we’re taught and told are primary – spouses, children, parents. It is love…Support, salvation, transformation, life: this is what women give to one another when they are true friends, soul friends...”
I urge you to go read or reread the full piece. It’s a great reminder of many things but especially how important it is to maintain and nourish those female friendships in your life.
On Episode 16, we are talking all about… you guessed it, friendship. Our origin story (spoiler: I often make people my friend 😉), the pros and cons of what this pandemic season has done to our friendships and the moral of the story... if you're thinking of someone tell them. Reach out. Little gestures go a long way 💫
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