What is Sisterhood?
Sisterhood is the collective spirit of womanhood, bound together by friendship and the intention to make a positive difference in each other’s lives and the world around us. Close friendships, business/industry connections, and even public support for certain causes championed by women celebrities or leaders can all classify as sisterhoods.
The power of sisterhood lies in the emotional benefit of belonging to and feeling apart of a community. Women in a sisterhood offer a safe space to one another, collaborate on shared interests and feel deeply connected.
Identifying Your Tribe
As women we have a wide variety of personalities and enjoy diverse careers, family dynamics and hobbies. In order to find our tribe it’s important for us to know who we are and what we need in our lives. Here a few things to consider when trying to identify our people:
- What type of person do I like to spend time with? Do they work in a similar field?
- Do they have a family household similar to mine? How is it different?
- Do they spend their free time doing activities that I enjoy? Do they do things I want to learn about?
- What do I want to learn from them?
After we know the answers to these questions, we can decide if those are things we want to have in common with our friends, or if we are open to learning from our differences. Once we know what areas are most important to us, we can seek out like-minded women through social events, online communities, our jobs, or even in our neighborhood.
Supporting Your Tribe
There will be many opportunities to celebrate one another and many shared tragedies to mourn within our tribes, but what matters most is that we are there for one another through it all. Because people prefer to receive support differently, it is our responsibility to make sure that our sisters know we have their back. Here are a few ways we can support our tribe no matter how near or far:
- Schedule a monthly check-in call to share wins and support areas
- Send a random love CashApp, Zelle, or Venmo
- Write them a letter
Even though we may all have different priorities, these small acts show our tribe that we are there for them no matter what.
We would love to hear about you + your tribe. Chat with us on Instagram, @RootedWoman. We can’t wait to hear from you.