What WOMAN Means To Me pt. 6 – with Ireana Nathan

Who is just LOVING this series?! It is truly turning into a safe space for ALL women to illustrate what WOMAN means to them! I first met Ireana at an event for fellow creatives and bloggers here in Charleston, SC, although i had secretly been a fan of her blog  XoXo, I. Joelle for some time! Ireana is a Life and Style blogger, and I highly recommend heading over to her blog, and following her on social media, as she is truly so much fun, and an inspiration in so many ways!

Make sure to head on over to Ireana's blog and follow her @xoxoijoelle
Make sure to head on over to Ireana’s blog and follow her @xoxoijoelle

Ireana is everything that she embodies within her writing, photos, social media, branding, and blog, in that her voice truly rings through! She is vibrant, genuine, intelligent, hysterical, and beautiful in every way! I feel privileged to have Ireana guest author on this blog, and I hope you all enjoy her depiction of womanhood!

Ireana visited Cannonborough Collective, a new boutique in Charleston, SC owned by our nearest and dearest!
Ireana visited Cannonborough Collective, a new boutique in Charleston, SC owned by our nearest and dearest!

I’m going to be honest with you it took me a while to answer that question. When Jayne at RecoveryLoveAndCare reached out to me with this prompt I thought I had it all figured it out. I tried thinking about what so and so would say but then I remembered that everyone has their own definition of “What Being a Woman Means” to me.

My definition of being a woman means that I am strong enough to beat all the odds against me. I don’t have to live up to societies definition of being a woman. I’m comfortable being myself regardless of what I see on tv or on social media. Which is one the mission behind my blog.

As a woman, I know my value doesn’t lie in the hands of anyone else. It took me a long time to figure that out but it’s crystal clear now. I know that I have a purpose on this Earth every day that I wake up. Any pain struggles that I have endured is my story to share because someone out there may need some encouragement.

As a woman, I think we should define our own selves and not depend someone else to do it for us. For too long I depended on what others had to say about me I couldn’t hear my own voice. Remember to be a voice and not an echo! Your voice and opinion does matter and don’t let anyone take that away from you.

Pure rock star!
Jaw dropping, that confidence, and that jumpsuit!

Being a woman means that I can be Ireana J Nathan unapologetically and fearlessly! Every chance I get I want to grow and flourish into the woman I’ve always wanted to be. Remember that no matter your skin color your size or whatever that you matter. Don’t allow anyone to define who you are. It’s up to you to make that choice!!!

I can't help but feed off of Ireana's confidence and pride!
I can’t help but feed off of Ireana’s confidence and pride! Photography by Aneris Photography

-Ireana J Nathan

Check out the rest of the series here!

What WOMAN Means to Me Series Kick off 

What WOMAN Means to pt. 2- with 

What WOMAN Means to Me pt. 3 – with 

What WOMAN Means to Me pt. 4 – with 

What WOMAN Means To Me pt. 5 – with Becca Schutlz

What WOMAN Means to me pt. 7 – with Emily Dell 

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