Episode 9: Girl Bosses
When I was in my teens and early twenties, I often met a variety of women. Women through my job, women through other women, women who shared similar hobbies. I remember certain women, that stood out to me, those who were strong, firm, attentive, and fierce. You know those women? The ones that almost have a cold look on their face because its almost as if their strength is beaming through their eyes. The ones that speak firmly and honestly and openly.. to the point it may make you feel uncomfortable because you've grown accustomed to fake, dishonest, and those who say things only to please us. The ones that are eerily quiet in groups sometime because they know if they open their mouth and speak.. the truth may just come out and offend someone. Well, I used to go out of my way to NOT befriend those strong women. I was heavily intimidated by them, scared of what they made me feel inside, and I would immediately make a mental list of all of the ways I was NOT like them.. which made me feel even worse about myself. But, do you want to know why I became attracted to strong women? Why I sought out fierce, bold, take-no-shit friends? Because there is a REASON they are strong and fierce and secure. There is a reason, something happened to them, to create this fierce woman you see before you. Let's dive in and shift your perspective, shall we?