It was recently her birthday - this means she’s been watching her grow up for a collective 33 years, and during those thirty three years, a lot has stayed the same. She’s always been the cautious one - the wildly responsible, ‘don’t-do-that-you’re-going-to-hurt-yourself-sister’ that is most likely responsible for her “presently-alive” status. She watched the bike-jumps gone bad, the tree-climbs turned terrible and the innocent games of catch turn into black eyes. If we had to draw a metaphor she was the storm shelter to her tornado.
We always knew we were better off together and that there was a reason the universe made us sisters. We balance each other in more ways than one, and it was because of this destined dichotomy that we ultimately wanted to lend a voice and some much-needed perspective in internet land.
We recently celebrated our two year anniversary in the blogosphere and wanted to thank each and every one of you for following along. Your likes, your shares and your comments keep us going, and in a very direct way, remind us that we’re not crazy.
Our goal when we started she and her was to lend a voice and an honesty to what it’s like to be a woman living in the 21st century. What we’ve learned along the way is that if we pay homage to our differences as individuals we’re ultimately stronger as a collective.
Don’t get us wrong - of course there are struggles along the way. Instagram has a way of leading us to believe that every woman under the age of 25 is presently travelling the world and doing so in a wardrobe that costs more than our car…cars. Much like Facebook can make us feel like everyone we know manages to “life” just that much more efficiently than us.
But what we’ve stumbled upon is the other side of the internet, the side that gives the collective, real-life-majority a voice, that lends an avenue to discuss shared frustrations, irrefutable realities and facets of life no filter in the world could disguise. In other words, it reminds us that we’re not alone and that’s pretty cool. It’s been positively lovely getting to know you all.
If we’re doing what we set out to do, we’re reminding you that fashion, beauty, and style aren’t about trying to hide who you are, they’re about celebrating it. And celebrating who we are starts with being honest with ourselves.
We want to make sure that we remember being ourself means being an individual - an individual in our experience, our appearance, and our reality. And most of all no matter how tempting it is to use social media as the litmus against which we measure our “life-living-success,” doing so would fail to acknowledge how truly radOUR experience is - the ups, the downs, the smiles and frowns - those are ours. Let the things we love be the things we feel - not the things we acquire.
In honour of our two year anniversary - we’re asking you to share this post and invite the women inyour life to be apart of what we feel is a substantially important conversation and what we know to be a game-changing perspective.