Every since I saw one of my bloggy peeps on Iyanla’s show on OWN I have pretty much been sucked in. On the show, Iyanla Vanzant attempts to fix the issues plaguing the lives of various people. She runs the gamut from celebrities to regular families and each time it’s powerful, must-see-TV.
Not too long ago I caught an episode that I felt like I HAD to watch. It was about bloggers! There were six women who had come together to create an online community called Six Brown Chicks. Their blog started with the mission of uniting women but as it gained success the group began to break down – BAD! There was name calling, animosity and just flat out anger.
As I watched it, I kept thinking what’s the deal with women? Why are there so many instances where we don’t get along? Whether it’s the latest popular girl group or bloggers, we hear about the drama. Is it really that hard? At the end of the day the issues with these ladies were all based in non-communication. Once they started to talk and actually hear each other, walls began to tumble and it was as if they FINALLY saw each other.
As I watched it, these ladies had me crying. It was sad to see these grown women behaving badly on display. What was even sadder was when they finally began to communicate they realized how much time had been wasted over nothing. I kept thinking does it have to be this way? Do we really just tear each other apart? Can women really work together? Of course we can, right?