I believe all women need to learn some kind of self defense. ⠀

Sara Cummins Photography

I recently did an interview with @womenontopp and they asked me the following question: ⠀ ⠀ What is a skill you think all women should learn and why? ⠀ ⠀ To which I responded: ⠀ ⠀ I believe that all women need to learn some kind of self-defense. ⠀ ⠀ Whether it be learning ways to combat physical aggression, or public speaking and learning how to eloquently defend themselves and their views. ⠀ ⠀ Preferably both. ⠀ ⠀ I was raised with a brother in Tae Kwon Do for ten years, so learning how to defend myself was second nature to me, and I genuinely feel like I could protect myself to some extent should I need to. ⠀ ⠀ On that same note, I am also very introverted and shy, so I often have a hard time speaking up for myself. Lacking in this area has kept me quiet for many years in many situations, and there are more times in my daily life when I need to defend myself verbally than physically — which is why it’s pertinent to have skills in both areas. ⠀ ⠀ If any woman has at least one way where she knows she can hold her own in a situation, that will give her power and confidence that will inspire self-worth and greatness. ⠀ ⠀ To see more from the article go check it out at (link in their bio @womenontopp) ⠀ ⠀ Photo Credit: @saracumminsphotography