This has been on my mind for a while. I have noticed myself doing it too.
Women undermine their value by using "just" when talking about themselves. Think about it.
"I am JUST a mom."
"I am JUST a housewife."
"I am JUST a student."
"I am JUST checking in on you."
"I am JUST an economist."
It is time we all wake up.
We are not JUST anything.
I am a mother.
I am a wife.
I am a student.
I am checking on you because I care.
We must value ourselves if we want society to value the work we do-- paid or unpaid! Our own language is undermining our value to our families and society!