One of the best parts of diving into a good piece of fiction is when you discover a character that truly inspires you and reminds you of the incredible things that humans are capable of.
Badass women throughout history have held court with their ability to make any guy feel like they are getting a great deal by being a woman people know always have other options.
The 18th century’s most successful harlots were fiercely competitive.
Life isn’t going to go your way just because you’re a good person. It’s going to be filled with hardships and adversity that you’ll struggle to survive — but you will survive.
So, while I celebrated female empowerment online, on stage, and hired women to help me with my shows, offline I was a garbage person to people that actually gave a fuck about my heart, my talents, and my success. As Joss makes clear in his reveal to Kai, it becomes very easy to compartmentalize criticism for this kind of behavior. To brush it off and tell yourself, ìI deserve this because (insert whatever arbitrary accomplishment justifies it this week). I didn’t. And neither did they.
You never let yourself feel complacent or overly satisfied. When you’ve accomplished something, you give yourself permission to celebrate, but after an appropriate amount of time, you’re on to the next thing – always focusing on the future and how you can grow.
But men who hunt trophies don’t care about the prize — they just want another one on the wall.
To be ‘like a girl’ is to be confident, resilient, brilliant and strong.
I grew up being told I should wear dresses. I grew up being told to never leave the house without fixing my hair.
I am more than my current title or circumstance. I am not just a wife and a mom. Yes, those are very important roles that I value deeply, but my heart does not beat only to be a label.