As I approach my 30s, I’ve realized all women rise when we support each other. I would be nowhere without my best friends. What kind of BFF are you?

Every woman needs best friends to get her through
Every woman needs best friends to get her through. Photo by: Eyeforebony on nappy.co

1. The Wing Woman: Your “Ride or Die” Best Friend

Every woman needs a best friend she can be silly with.
Every woman needs a best friend she can be silly with. Photo by Gustavo Bautista Reyes on Unsplash

I take life too seriously sometimes. My “Wing Woman” best friend is the person who makes sure I still take time to have some fun! This is the friend I go to when I’m bored, feeling adventurous, or really need to get out of the house. She is up for anything, no matter how silly. The time we spend together always includes belly laughs that rob us of our breath and enough fun to make me forget about my stress.

2. The Voice of Reason: Your Best Friend And Therapist

Every woman needs a best friend who will be there to comfort her.
Every woman needs a best friend who will be there to comfort her. Photo by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash

This best friend is almost the opposite of #1. Whereas the Wing Woman is up for anything, the Voice of Reason isn’t afraid to speak up to ensure the safety and security of her friends. This best friend will always be there to listen to you. She gives the best advice. You can cry with her, complain to her, and work with her to create plans for healing. She is always there if you need a hug.

3. The Warrior: Your Best Friend Who Fights With You

Every woman needs a best friend she knows will have her back.
Every woman needs a best friend she knows will have her back. Photo by lucia on Unsplash

The Warrior is your best friend you go to when you need someone on your side. She isn’t afraid to use her voice to stick up for you or fight injustice. This woman will help you stand up to your boss or break up with your partner. She will never judge you, and will give you advice on how to have the hard conversations with others.

4. The Editor: Your Friend Who Helps You Do Your Best

Every woman needs a best friend who will proofread her emails.
Every woman needs a best friend who will proofread her emails. Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I once read a tweet that said “Behind every strong woman is 5 other strong women who proofread her email real quick when they had a second.” This tweet made me think immediately of my best friend- my Editor.

The Editor is your best friend who will proofread your emails and give you the feedback you need. She’s there to bounce ideas off of, help you plan trips, and create fresh business ideas. This best friend will go the extra mile to see you succeed.


All the women I consider my best friends embody these traits to a certain extent. It’s even possible for a single best friend to fulfill all four roles. As I reflect on my life so far, I often find my best friends are the foundation on which I’ve been able to build a life I love. In a world where women face a multitude of obstacles, stay grateful for the sisters (not cisters) in your life who are always there to see you through.