I believe in strong girls and fragility.
Lately, what has caused the most sparkle in me are the voices and actions of smart and strong women in the past. I have always been fascinated by the 60's in San Francisco, and stemming off of that is the women of that era. Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Eve Ensler to name a few.
I recently read Jane Fonda's My Life So Far and it is probably one of the most important and inspiring books I’ve ever read in my life. It is a book that truly connects and deeply touches the women who read it. Her drive, her bravery, and the way she has empowered women is beautiful and bold. She is the true epitome of someone with moxie.
I read amazing interviews with Gloria Steinem and the paths she has led for women, and it makes me want to yell and cheer! It lights me up, and fills my soul with a fire that burns with an abundance of passion. And she has done this all by believing in something. These women who led this 2nd wave of feminism materialized these dreams burning with energy and faith.
The problem with the word feminist is it scares a lot of people. They think it equates to anger and hostility. When people think of the word strong they still relate it to masculinity which I think is a fatal error.
To me, being strong is knowing your passion and acting on it as much as you might fail. It is knowing that as a woman you are capable of creating everything your heart desires.
I just ordered Gloria Steinem's autobiography and I am looking forward to reading it because to me, her life is captivating. There is so much out there to read to find what you love. Never settle for a quiet life of desperation. Let it roar, whatever it may be!
As for this little lioness, fashion is what I love, but it is inside that holds everything I am proud to be.