Being the voice of women for ChasinWhitetails.com, it was my job to name the women’s section. This proved to be quiet a task. You see, it’s not easy to title what I envision for women. Sometimes the words just don’t accurately convey my thoughts. Some titles are limiting and excluding, leaving some groups of women feeling unworthy of following. Some are cute and hip but kinda make me wanna throw up in my mouth. Some are down right degrading.
In my search for the perfect title, I found “fortified”.
- a city fortified by high walls
- fortified by a hearty meal
- fortified by prayer
- fortified by early successes
By definition, this word is everything I see for women, not only in the outdoor industry but in life. Being an outdoorswoman is only a part of my life. What about momming? Y’all ain’t never hunted until your kid can’t find their favorite blankie at bedtime! The challenges of balancing all the roles I hold in this life are real. Wife. Mom. Cardiac Sonographer. Outdoorsman. Writer. Marketing Director and Chapter Leader of Wildife Women. NASP coach. Sister. Aunt. Friend. All these titles, and I think I’m falling short. Then my son looks at me, after watching me hike 1/2 mile uphill with a 50 lb bag of corn on my back and a backpack full of gear and says, “I didn’t think you could do that.”
Fortified……yeah, that’s the word. Welcome to my journey as The Fortified Female