Act Like A Lady opened my eyes to what being a woman really means

A picture of the book cover giving a hint to what you can look for inside.

A picture of the book cover giving a hint to what you can look for inside.

My insecurities are the one part of my life I can depend on to always be there. 

Every second of my life is spent comparing myself to others, wistfully looking back at the perfect body of the man or woman that passed me, and doing everything I can to change every part of myself. 

So, when I spotted the small white cover of a book labeled Act Like A Lady at my library and the small print claiming this 286-page book was filled with the raw and unedited stories of three women being unapologetically themselves, I had to check it out. 

I’m so thankful that I did. 

The book is packed with stories and advice for every topic: relationships, career, body-image, and so much more. Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek opened up to their readers while sharing their traumas and lessons they have learned. 

These women familiarized themselves with being vulnerable and sharing their experiences on the podcast they created: LadyGang. Yet, they still managed to dig deep into their past and present and share events that they still haven’t openly shared on their platform. 

Act Like A Lady opened my eyes to reality; every girl, woman, man, and boy is dealing with something. People struggle to close themselves off and pretend like everything is okay when it’s not. This book truly embodied the phrase “it’s okay to not be okay.”

I saw myself in the heartbreaking, sometimes laughable, stories these women shared that dealt with ideas I struggle to control. 

It opened my eyes to the fact that the bodies I see on social media can be photoshopped, airbrushed, and edited until their contents appear absolutely flawless; while it may seem that the models in magazines have flawless skin and perfectly shaped figures, they have the same issues as me. They have stomach aches, they throw up, their hair gets knotted, their legs get chalky, and they get bloated on their period. 

This book proved that love is not always easy. It’s okay to take time to heal from betrayal from trusted people, and it’s okay to seek another relationship later in life. 

This book is amazing. I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with looking in the mirror, anxious about their future, or is just a normal human being with insecurities and problems. 

Act Like A Lady makes it clear that we are all dealing with similar problems. No one is alone in insecurities. It reminds me that it’s okay to not be strong and that sometimes the only thing I can do is laugh and brush it off.