I don't know about you but I am a firm believer in a girl gang. I am nothing without my girlfriends. I am a girl's girl without a doubt.
I have SEVERAL girlfriends that I rely on and text and facetime very regularly. Anywhere between 20-25 girls are on my regular communication list. And I can always make room for more!!
I need a regular dose of estrogen in my life or I go crazy. I know some girls can stay home with their husband or kids every single night of their lives and I am so not one of them. (Don't get me wrong, I adore my family and love all the time I do get with them, but I need a break every once in a while).
I believe girls should have each other's backs and support each other and just be there for each other. I know I have made wrong decisions in my life before and my girls were there for me despite knowing the entire time what I was doing was wrong. I think we should constantly lift each other up. "Love that shirt, is it new?" "Your makeup is gorgeous today" "Those sweats look so comfortable" (heehee)
I think girlfriends should be supportive but also genuine. No one has time for fake compliments or fake relationships. Be real with your girls. If you're tired, say it. If you're upset with your girlfriend, tell her why and work it out, or give it space, but don't fake being happy with her. If you really like her shirt, say it. but if she asks and her shirt is ugly, then tell her she needs to put something else on.
If girls can't support and encourage each other and rely on each other, then who else do we have? Yes, of course our families will be there for us (most of them time), but sometimes we need more than that. I do.
Because I believe in girl gangs so much, and I have had my share of GREAT girlfriends (and a few bad ones), I really wanted to do a personal project and make a visual of girlfriends. I got 8 very different girls from very different backgrounds to help me represent an authentic girl gang. Because girls come in all different flavors and I know that is what makes my personal girl gang so much fun is that we are all so different.
Some of the girls that showed up are white, black asian, hispanic, bald, skinny, curvy, gothic, artsy, straight, lesbian, country, rocker, athletic, sultry.
All amazing. All beautiful. All so much fun.
We had blast during our quick one hour photo shoot and laughed the whole time. And I felt so creatively full and estrogen satisfied by the end.
Thank you to all the girls that showed up. Thank you for helping my vision come to life. Thank you for being you.
Now go text your girl gang how much you love them!!!