…Not every politician is going to be a Hillary Clinton. Not every musician is going to be a Beyoncé. Women don’t need to break records and take over male-dominated spaces to be considered powerful. Women shouldn’t have to succeed at conventionally masculine hobbies or careers for society to recognize them as worthy. If men can be respected for simply existing, why do women need to constantly prove themselves?
…was for my soul. I no longer had to water myself down to a one-dimensional being for male approval. No matter how you identify, I believe we all have both feminine and masculine aspects to ourselves. To accept both without shame is power. For me, embracing my femininity made me feel whole.