When I’m not looking up to the wonderful strong and independent women that surround my life, I find inspiration within the women who created the art to find myself. From the very beginning of my childhood, when my memories start to faintly begin, I discovered the women who have shaped my interests and beliefs through their words and actions. Twenty-something years later, I still follow these amazing women and continue to add to the list. Some say having idols is a foolish thing to do, but I don’t know what I would have done otherwise. These women taught me that it is okay to be different than what society expects of me, it is okay to find light in a situation by making someone laugh, it is okay to be weird, it is okay to write, it is okay to express myself, it is okay to have no apologies. It is okay if you don’t meet society’s standards of beauty, it is okay to want intelligence, it is okay to work hard and succeed, especially when everyone else doesn’t want you to. It is okay to fail, but it is okay to celebrate yourself when things are right. It is okay to want more. It is simply okay to be whoever you want to be.
My goal is to take something from each of these women and apply it to my life in some way, so I am one superwoman of everything that I aspire to be.
Although every day should be International Women’s Day, I can’t help but think about how lost I would be today if I didn’t find their work and have it speak to me the way it does.
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” - Nora Ephron