Hope this Monday is treating you well!
If you’ve absorbed any ounce of media in the last week or so, you may have noticed something pretty cool — there has been a serious surge of girl bosses! And I’m completely obsessed. Like, really, it is so empowering to see so many women following their passions and ruling the world. Here are some of my current inspirations:
1. Sandra Bullock
Sandra was recently named People Magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman”. But what was really inspiring was her reaction to the title, which began with her jokingly saying “well, of course, that was coming”, followed by a mega eye-roll. Ms. Bullock also offered her own definition of “beautiful”, which she says is embodied by women who “rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other.” PREACH, girl. She also pushed for us to put an end to the attack on women by the media, as well as all sorts of bullying on the Internet. I’m down, Sandra, I’m so down.
2. Misty Copeland
I’m currently writing a feature on Misty for Twenty Something Living (which will go live on Thursday — so keep an eye out!) and let me tell you, I am in awe of her and all that she’s accomplished. She started out with a pretty tough childhood and completely rewrote her story into a fairytale. Not only did she work her tail off to become an incredible dancer, she also battled body-shaming and racial barriers — all while rocking a pair of pointe shoes. Misty is fierce in every aspect of her life — and just look at her dance!
3. US Women’s National Team
These girls made history last night! While I’m not super into soccer, I watched these girls in both the semi-finals and the finals, and let me tell ya, I was so impressed. These girls are amazing athletes, but they are so much more, too. Did you know the US Women’s team started their own campaign called “#SheBelieves”? Me either, but how cool is that? It’s basically a message to their fans, especially the young ones, that they can accomplish all their goals and dreams. The campaign also proves that with hard work, you can be the best at whatever it is you choose to do regardless of any obstacles. Yassss, ladies! (Also, if you watched this team kick booty in the finals — how could you NOT be 100% inspired by them?!)
I don’t know, sometimes I get a little down because I feel like we are lacking positive female role models, but if you look hard enough — you’ll find ’em. And they will seriously inspire you.