The Importance of Sisterhood: #SquadGoals From My Childhood

It’s weird for me to hear other women say, “I don’t trust other girls,” or even worse, “I don’t hang out with females.” *gag* Of course, we have our issues, just like men, but you can’t deny how great it feels to be appreciated and uplifted by another woman–the same person society tries to put you against. Who’s prettier? Who’s smarter? Who cares?!
Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
Back in my extroverted prime (any age before 20), I obsessed over my friends: constantly planning get togethers, telling stories about them to my family, taking pictures for any/every occasion and even…dare I say it?…talking for hours on the phone every night. Although my obsession has simmered down, I don’t know where I’d be without the women in my life.

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Trust me, you need a tribe…

To inspire you. Whether it’s to start your own business, or to never get that haircut again, your girlfriends are more powerful than Motivation Monday Facebook statuses.

To put you in your place. Someone has to take your phone away when the texts to bae get a little stalkerish. This is probably the same person who encouraged you to send the texts in the first place, but whatevs.

To love you. They say friends are the family we get to choose, and family are the friends we never lose. (I’m not really sure if “they” say that last part, but it rhymes and it made me laugh.) Having your sister in your corner empowers you, and big things happen when women are empowered.

Now when I say “sisterhood”, I’m not just talking about the girl who shares your DNA. I’m talking about the bond between you and another woman, or group of women, regardless of how you’re connected.

7 #SquadGoals From My Childhood

#SquadGoals is more than an excuse to show off a cute picture of you and your best friends on Instagram.

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches

I watched a lot of television as a kid. First of all, I hated being outside. Second of all, I had (still have) a huge imagination. I loved watching people on shows/movies who lived different lives than I did, and daydreaming about what things would be like if I were them. TV friends were no exception. (I was a dramatic kid, okay?) The slumber parties, the nicknames and secret languages–I loved watching on-screen sisterhoods develop.

I’ve had friendships come and go, but these characters will be in my life forever! ? Just a heads up, if you’re under the age of 18, you may not have any idea who some of these people are.

Tia & Tamera (Sister, Sister)

The friend you were born to love.

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
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Khadijah & Synclaire (Living Single)

The friend who is actually the family member God blessed you with to do your mother a favor. Also known as, sister-cousins!

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
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Spinelli & Gretchen (Recess)

The friend who fights your battles (even when you don’t ask her to).
Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches

KIm, Whitley & Freddie (A Different World)

The friend who is your complete opposite.

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
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D.J. & Kimmy (Full House)

The friend who spends almost as much time with your family as you do.

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
Buzzfeed

 

Penny & Dijonay (The Proud Family)

The friend you have to give a disclaimer about before being introduced to your other friends.
Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches

Last, but not least…

Oprah and Gayle (TV screens everywhere)

The friend you’d be lost without.

Importance of Sisterhood--The Palmetto Peaches
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I’m going to show y’all this video one more time, so we can cry together.

Getting through this thing called life alone is a serious struggle, but luckily, I’ve been or had all of these friends. (Note: I think Oprah + Gayle’s friendship is an advanced, unique level of friendship. I’m still growing, but I’ll get there someday.)

What about you? Which TV besties were your #SquadGoals growing up? Comment below or tweet me @PalmsInATL!

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

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13 Replies to “The Importance of Sisterhood: #SquadGoals From My Childhood”

  1. I love your examples of sisterhood. I haven’t heard of most of these amazing women. This is the biggest thing I miss since moving across the country, my tribe of girls!
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    1. Aww! Long distance friendships can be tough. Technology makes it a little easier! -Ace

  2. Completely agree with this. You need other females around you to help you! Some people won’t understand you like your tribe does ☺

    1. Exactly! Birds of a feather flock together! -Ace

  3. I never understood why girls didn’t like other girls – I know some that would just say “girls are *itches” which is just so sad. Yeah, maybe some are, but most aren’t – just like some guys can’t be jerks but most aren’t.

    1. Exactly! You can’t put us all in one category. Not everyone is out to get you. -Ace

  4. Oh yes yes! I completely agree with every point on why we need to trust and have a girl squad. I love my girfriends and my life would be so dull and uninspiring without them. Great post 🙂

    Love,
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    1. Thank you so much for reading! Every girl needs her squad!
      ❤️ Ace

  5. I love this post! I loved Tia and Tamera when I was younger! I wanted to be just like them. I actually got the name of one of my birds from Sister, Sister. I think it was Tamera who had an egg as a class project and she named it Talemeka (or Talameka, maybe… but I spelled it Talemeka). I loved the name, so I gave it to one of my birds.

    And DJ and Kimmy. Loved them!

    1. Hahaha! I remember that episode! My cousin and I wanted to be Tia & Tamera SO badly. ? -Ace

  6. I love love love the first quote. It is so great. I have a girls trip coming up and am going to us this. 🙂
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    1. Have fun on your trip! Thank you for reading! -Ace

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