The path to empowerment has been a long and winding one for me…
I believe it is a journey we must all embark on, but especially for young women, discovering your place in the world is tough and treacherous.
The world likes to tell you that you have to be tough; that delicacy is weakness and empathy an instability. While these aren’t great qualities for hand to hand combat, they are the epitome of a woman’s strength.I have found that embracing, instead of replacing, my femininity has been the most empowering thing for me, running head first into my natural self, and being 100% truly me.
I recently entered a local Miss America Pageant, which is something I never thought I’d do. I had always viewed them as superficial and objectifying, but I found myself surrounded by some of the most confident, intelligent, accomplished, talented, and powerful women I’d ever met in my life–all stereotypes blown way open. Through that experience, I discovered the kind of woman I wanted to be: a paralyzing combination of absolute strength and incandescent grace. That’s why I resonate so much with Fame and Partners, as they seamlessly capture the essence of the modern heroine, riding into battle with lace and lust ready in her holster.
I want young women across the world to understand how unstoppable they are, how beautiful they are, and how necessary they are for the infrastructure of society. I love the quote: “If men are the bricks, women are the glue.” Let’s keep it together, ladies.