#ShineStrong: Labels as bullies
MANILA, Philippines - “You’ll never make it in this industry.”
“It’s a man’s world.”
“You’re too pushy, bossy, and ambitious.”
“You’re not pretty enough. You don’t have the body for it.”
More often than not, women encounter this kind of negativity and are labeled with words that don’t encourage us to succeed. Even worse, the more accomplished we seem to get, the more others try to bring us down.
To some, these are just words. But for the not so thick-skinned, the labels that others impose on us carry the same weight as a physical slap in the face or a sucker punch to the gut. Physical wounds heal over time but the effects of bullying and being labelled is not something you can easily bounce back from.
But what can we do? Rappler, together with Pantene, sought to challenge and overcome the bullies of our past or present, and did this by holding a roundtable discussion called #ShineStrong: Labels as Bullies, on October 8 at 6 pm.
Hosted by Issa Litton, the roundtable brought together three successful women from different industries – Camille Co, Ginger Diaz, and Jan Chavez-Arceo – who have had to overcome the challenges of being bullied and the labels that restricted them in the past.
How do you deal with bullies? How did labels inhibit you from accomplishing your goals? How did you survive bullies and face them? More importantly, how can bullying be prevented? These were some of the questions and topics that were discussed during the roundtable and live streamed on the Rappler website.
Have a few bullies and labels of your own to tackle? Watch the video and voice your opinions using #ShineStrong. – Rappler.com