For our first article of the "Empowerment Stories" series we interviewed Charlotte Manning to tell her story and ask her about her view on women empowerment.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
What’s your secret hobby that you wouldn’t tell anybody about (but us)?
I play guitar and write music.
What was the last song you listened to?
Faith You Might by Kevin Garrett.
When was the last time you felt empowered? Tell us your story.
I feel empowered by the daily choices I make that are decided by my intuition and gut feelings. Our female intuition is powerful but also easy to suppress.
How do you empower other women?
Be yourself and don’t apologize for it. A quote that has never left me says, “Sometimes just being yourself is the radical act. When you occupy space in systems that weren’t build for you, your authenticity is your activism.” I try my very best to live by that because I know that I am indeed empowered by women who do the same.
How can your industry of work make women feel more empowered according to you?
Practice what you preach. Like the Black square for the BLM movement - millions of influencers, companies and brands posted it in solidarity...but then continued to do nothing and make no physical changes in the behaviours of themselves and their peers.
Empty commitments and false activism is a huge problem in the industries I am a part of and i just want people to hold themselves and others accountable. It’s really very easy.
What would you tell your younger self?
You’ll be okay.
To see more of Charlotte, you can follow her journey on Instagram @charlottecmanning .