October 2011 – On Being Women

October 1, 2011

in Editor's Corner

Back in December of 2010, I planned all of the monthly themes for the entire year of 2011. The theme I planned for October included the following:

  • Embracing Femininity
  • Being a woman
  • Challenges women face in certain areas
  • Gender issues


Looking back on it, I’m thinking to myself, “Holy crap, girl! Talk about walking on eggshells.” These topics are not easy. It’s not like talking about success or working from home or budgeting – those issues are discussed often, by everyone under the sun, and with closely aligned philosophies.

But talking about being women…? I’m sure my editors think I am totally nuts. It’s almost impossible to write about the subject of womanhood without offending someone.

But c’est la vie. I am not one to shy away from controversial issues. We grow when our ideas, beliefs, and philosophies are challenged. Often times, we discover just how much we really know about something when we’re asked to back up our theories. Healthy debate and disagreement is a very good thing; we get an opportunity to learn something new or teach someone else something new.

I invite you all to contribute this month. Everyone’s got something to say about being a woman. I certainly do. I spent my first few adult years convinced that men made better friends than women. My opinion on that has changed drastically. Life happens; it teaches us things and convinces us about other things.

I look forward to your thoughts this month, whether they are encouraging, controversial, educational, inspiring, or reflective. Any and all subjects will be welcomed!

Look for the following topics from me, and even more in the business, health, technology, and relationships and family columns. Join us and contribute!

  • When did feminine become a swear word?
  • Why women expect, earn, and accept less money
  • 10 Top Women Bloggers
  • Health issues women ignore but should not

Happy October, everyone! It’s going to be a great month.

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GingerAndScotch October 10, 2011 at 7:25 am

It’s great to tackle the “hard’ topics. I find that I understand more and more about the complexities of being a women when I became a mother and even more so as my son is growing older. He’s barely 2 so I still have a lot of learning to do!

RSA Course October 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

It’s great to see someone with the courage to write about issues that we all face – well done. I look forward to your posts.

Mywritingworld October 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

Tia You have choosen a wonderful topic here. I find this very easy to write. I just have to write what I feel as a female. My strongest values, what works, and how much it takes to become that. Actually, I started knowing the nature of men, as it was different after getting married and living with one. I did not feel that about my dad or brother. Probably because, after getting married, it was one on one him and me, so 24 hours of the day, even at work, living with him and providing a home like situation was on my mind. A women is nothing but a giver. Now today women has changed a bit and all those are better changes. As a professional, mother wife and sister, friend, a women keeps a deep loving and caring relationship. Some exceptions do exist everywhere and that exception is the result of the wibes from the culture. Fran A

Tia Peterson October 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

@AllieRambles Hi Allie! I can’t wait to read your post. I’m excited to have you write again. :) Bring it on!!

Tia Peterson October 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

@Evelyn Parham Hi Evelyn! Me, too! It’s going to be a great month.

AllieRambles October 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm


I already have my article ready in my head and notes on paper. I’m excited to write a post this month for Biz Chicks!


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