Destructive Messages of Love

 Throughout life as a girl, adolescent female and now woman I've received underlying messages of how to behave around men. These messages not only ring true for myself but for many women I know. They are destructive in nature for both the woman and their relationships. Some beliefs ask us to keep our voices and bodies small in fear of not being lovable. Because if you are not a gentle caretaker then your worth as a woman is null and void. Believing these messages doesn't allow for growth. It is a constant battle of how one might be perceived and the true desires of the heart.