6 Ways To Stay Motivated & Support Women

6 Ways To Stay Motivated & Support Women

Last week, I posted about Shine Theory and how we can use it eliminate girl on girl hate. I was met with an overwhelmingly positive response and have been talking to women about it ever since. A lot of people stated how hard it can be to stay positive, especially when there is so much hate for women in the world. One woman even told me that she wasted years not getting to know somebody because she was so intimidated by her confidence.

With this in mind, I make it my mission to inject positivity into my life any way possible. Good vibes keep me motivated and help keep the sisterhood strong. Despite the clear benefits of a positive mental attitude, I find it incredibly difficult to maintain one. Luckily there are a number of things I make a point of doing, or consuming, in order to stay upbeat, motivated and supportive.

#girlboss radio

If you’re partial to a podcast, I highly recommend Sophia Amoruso’s #girlboss radio. If you’ve read the book, you may be wondering why on earth I’m recommending this podcast. But hear me out, the podcast is a dramatic improvement. Whilst the book was pretentious and boring, the podcast is anything but. Each week, Amoruso speaks to a different Girl Boss about a range of topics and it’s always an inspiring listen. Guests include: Charlize Theron, Grace Helbig, Madeline Poole and more. I’m always left with this overwhelming admiration for women that makes me want to go out and do something.

Emma Gannon’s newsletter

Emma Gannon, of Girl Lost in the City, is a writer with a newsletter that leaves me feeling motivated every week. Every Sunday, I look forward to checking my inbox and feeling inspired. The newsletter includes a weekly roundup of everything Emma has been writing, reading, listening to and watching – there’s always something to get stuck in to!

A good book

There’s nothing better than a good book, is there? I’m never been a huge reader but when I do read, I always find myself thinking I should read more. This is one of reasons I started my Feminist Book Club. As I grow older, I’m making a point of reading more. I’m not big on fiction but I love reading books that I can learn from, especially if they’ve been written by women. Here’s a book that I keep on my nightstand that really inspires me.

Your favourite blogs

Nothing inspires me more than reading some of my favourite blogs. You may be thinking, “but Tara, doesn’t reading bigger blogs bum you out?“. My friend, you’re thinking about it all wrong – we’re all successful. You can find some of my favourite blogs over in my sidebar.

Supporting your friends

You know what really inspires me? Seeing my friends do well. Nothing motivates me more than being surrounded by badass boss ladies – keep shining dolls!

Zusterschap’s newsletter

With all this mind, Katherine and myself decided to create a monthly newsletter. If you don’t know what Zusterschap is, it’s a feminist lifestyle blog I started with my friend. We’re driven by women’s personal stories and aim to highlight the power of women coming together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. Each month, we’re focusing on you guys. Every newsletter features a round-up of our best content, your #BossChickMoments and questions you have. December’s newsletter comes with a Christmas gift so don’t forget to sign up!




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    • Catstello
      December 7, 2015 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks Kathy!

  1. December 7, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I just subscribed to #Girlboss radio. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Love the post <3

    • Catstello
      December 7, 2015 / 4:08 pm

      You’re so welcome, thanks for reading!

  2. December 7, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    What a lovely positive post, I love seeing my friends do well also. Not heard of the radio station will have to find it and give it a listen x

  3. December 7, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    I’ll have to check out girl boss

  4. December 7, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I regularly read the Zusterschap blog and find it to be a great source of motivation 🙂

  5. December 7, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    We 100% need more ladies supporting each other! Life is too short for us to bring each other down and I absolutely love this post as a bit of a mini bible and how to guide on how to do it. Love this post, beautiful!

    Lottie xx


  6. December 7, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I love this! I truly believe that we all need to support each other more rather than bring each other down.

  7. Working Mum Blog
    December 7, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Great suggestions! I loved your post about Shine Theory last week. I will make sure to check these suggestions out more regularly. Cheers for sharing

  8. December 7, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I wholly agree we need more support particularly in the face of oppression at least we know we have a good support network.

  9. December 7, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    great post, we need to support each other a lot more than we do.

  10. Colette B
    December 7, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    I’m a huge fan of reading other bigger blogs – it motivates me!

  11. December 7, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Love this post and I am such a huge reader, I have never joined any book groups or clubs though x

  12. December 7, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    I love everything about this post! Women should definitely come together instead of trying to do everything on our own. Sisterhood is such a powerful thing and I am in awe of what a great community you are putting together.

  13. December 7, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    This is amazing post – I am definitely going to try and do some of these things (the ones I don’t already anyway) x

  14. Jessica S.
    December 8, 2015 / 12:29 am

    I’m always looking for sources of inspiration and motivation. Can’t wait to listen to #girlboss radio!

  15. December 8, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Great post, I love what you said about reading bigger blogs and looking at us all as successful xxx

  16. December 8, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    This is a great post. You fight an amazing battle on Twitter for women and it doesn’t go unnoticed. Not as far as I’m concerned anyway! x

  17. December 8, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I adore posts like this – inspiring your fellow ladies on supporting other ladies <3
    I love finding new blogs and following them on their social media accounts too, just to show support 😀
    Great post hun
    Charlotte x

  18. traceyb1981
    December 9, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    I love to read other blogs, I think it helps make me a better blogger, I will have to go and check out girlboss radio it sounds really interesting thank you

  19. December 9, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    What a great idea – I’m very up for being a girlboss and championing myself and other women.

  20. December 10, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Such a lovely post. It can be hard to stay positive. I am off to sign up for the weekly newsletter x

    • Catstello
      December 21, 2015 / 11:14 pm

      It’s monthly, but I hope you enjoy!

  21. December 11, 2015 / 2:42 am

    Really great read, I wish there was more! I love your voice and it is evident that you are genuinely passionate about supporting other women!

    Love it….

    • Catstello
      December 21, 2015 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  22. January 23, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    This was such an amazing post! I think supporting friends is so important

    lovely post,

  23. January 26, 2016 / 6:57 am

    If you fill your mind with uplifting and inspiring information, it will also keep you motivated . Because its all depends on you mind .

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