Found this video “What if I knew I´m beautiful?” floating past in my facebook-stream this morning, so I want to share it with you. I like what she has to say. Why do we pretend that we don´t know we are beautiful, girls? To be polite? To be nice girls, that boys can come and save from our weak and helpless inconfident selves?! 🙂
What If I Knew I Was Beautiful
Posted by SOML on 20. juli 2015
A couple of minutes later, I found this article. I still haven´t figured out how to copy articles from Facebook directly onto my site here, so I have copy pasted it. Please note my utter respect for the writer KATE ROSE, who created this (to me) eye-opening, spirit-uplifting text for us to enjoy:
Kate Rose Via Kate Rose on Jul 29, 2015
*warning: f-bombs dropped below!
For the Women With Balls Who Do Give a F*ck.
This one is for you.
For the dream seekers and the rebels, the ones who not only don’t fit into the mold—they fucking break it as well.
This is for the women who do give a fuck.
We give a fuck about ourselves, our lives and those that matter most to us—but mostly we give a fuck about making a difference in this one amazing life.
We know that we weren’t born to play life small, and while life has tried to smack us down at times, we stand right back up asking—is that all you’ve got?
This is for the women with the balls to be themselves—unapologetically.
Yes, the balls.
Because having balls isn’t about what’s hanging between the legs of a man—but what we are willing to risk, to go after what we love.
This is for the women who stay up late chasing dreams, and are up early with the sun making them a reality.
This is for those women with thirsty hearts and messy hair—the ones who march to the beat of our hearts and often find ourselves alone because of our choices.
This one is for you, for me, and for all the women who often wonder if they are alone in their individuality.
And although we are as unique as they come, we all are linked because of the desire to break free from the expectation that we need to be well-behaved women in order to be loved.
We can’t follow the rules for the life of us. When given the choice we always choose the most difficult road, because that is where we often learn the most.
This is for the women who take care of themselves. We are masters at keeping our shit together, even when it seems we can’t take one more step.
This is for the women who tuck themselves into bed each night. It’s not because we don’t want a lover with us, but because we know that, unless it’s genuine, solitude is so much sweeter than putting on an act.
This is for the women who just won’t conform no matter how many times people shake their heads at us.
These are the women who drink moonshine underneath the stars with their bare feet dirty, and their eyes wild dreaming of their next adventure.
The women who prefer to be untamed. We don’t care about letting our crazy show because we know it’s just as seductive as the pull of our eyes.
This is for all the women who’ve had people ask why we can’t just be like everyone else. Why can’t we stay in unhappy relationships? Why can’t we just stay with the secure job? Why can’t we just suck it up because we are adults? That is what adults are supposed to do.
But we were born differently. Where others see stability, we see stifling.
We dream of a life that fills us with inspiration, and we dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.
We don’t know how to give up on the desires of our hearts.
And while we may seem to wander aimlessly at times, it’s all part of our un-plan. Because some are just born to be the movers and shakers in this life—to rattle and shake things up a bit.
And while we may drive you crazy at times, and scare the shit out of you at others, life would be boring without us.
For we are the wild ones—the ones who make life worth living.
Isn´t that just awesome?! I dig it!
“This one is for you, for me, and for all the women who often wonder if they are alone in their individuality.
And although we are as unique as they come, we all are linked because of the desire to break free from the expectation that we need to be well-behaved women in order to be loved.”
AMEN, GIRLFRIEND !!
I finish this post with a slogan poster, which also will become the face illustration of my post, if I know WordPress well enough:
Not that we want to be feared, do we. I don´t. But it just says a lot about society, that a woman who does not need others to validate her, a woman who claims she has the right to feel plenty good enough without anyone else agreeing with her that she is… why would such a person be feared?
Because she is free?
Outspoken and independent?
Is that not a good thing?
If you have an answer to these questions, please do send me a comment.