Don't get me wrong. I love using FB and Intstagram. Facebook has been kind enough for me to allow social media marketing to help people in my area get to see what my business is really all about. People are confident enough to make a call and schedule with me because they feel they "know" me. As a result FB has helped me grow my business in ways I've never imagined.
That said I am reminded EVERY TIME I get on FB and read through my news feed, just how insanely easy it is for people to post terribly opinionated, one sided, small minded things in response to a persons post. Especially in response to how someone has decided to birth, feed, diaper or raise a baby. Raising a new baby is a scary, isolating experience. We all need help and support during this time.
Truth is that just because you think it doesn't mean you say it. How someone chooses to birth is their choice. We live in America. There are plenty of options and ways for doing things and what is right for you may not be right for someone else, regardless of what you think. It really is none of our business (even if its in our news feed)
Truth is that as women there is an underlying current of self doubt and wanting to please. At least to your face. When we are perched on the sofa behind the keys of our laptop it seems to be a free for all pile on for anyone who posts.
It is terrible. As a woman who lives, works and breathes to make life a better place I am saddened by this. I wish for a judgement free place where we can all together and celebrate our differences and also what we all hold dear to our hearts. Our children and families.
Please take a minute to re-think what you have written as a reply or post and make certain you have given time to think about the other side of the issue. We are all human. We are all struggling and looking for answers. Lets celebrate our decisions and stop worrying what other people think or have to say about it. Lets stay positive and nurture each other using social media... Make it less about "me" and more about WE...
Like your Mother taught you, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"...
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Author Michelle Moody
I lead a happy little life, where my mission is to spread love, empathy and healing through massage.