The empowered woman never falters in understanding that nothing is as simple as black and white. Yes, the empowered woman walks tall knowing everything exist in grey, but the best part? Knowing this means she’d have reported Mr. Grey to the authorities and moved on with her bad self.
The world won’t prepare you for this walk. The world despises strong women, but not for the reasons you think. It’s because unlike you, most are imposters, most visible strong and empowered women-aren’t. It’s hard to imagine, right? Katy Perry and Alicia Keys not being goals-well not really. Strip the celebrity down and what do you have? Women controlled by their image, career, and life style.
A true empowered woman stripped of privilege, resources, and image is still an empowered woman.
She is the woman who communicates honestly, openly and without apology.
She is the woman who is critical first of her behaviors, actions, and beliefs because she knows the full extent of good and evil she is capable of.
She is then critical of all information she’s fed and the behaviors/words of others, nothing goes unchallenged.
She is the woman of choice. Always understanding her responsibility in the matter whether; career and family planning, or simply where she’ll play tonight she knows she’s going prepared.
She speaks out when wronged no matter how fearful for she knows she must protect herself.
She is never the victim for even when attack she knows she’ll get the last laugh.
She knows her rights, who to call, and how the system is built to protect her as well as what to do if it fails her.
She is prepared for great joy and great pain knowing life is filled with degrees of various emotions and experiences.
She sets boundaries and keeps them.
She doesn’t fight, no, the empowered woman discusses, debates, and critically examines, but knows fights are wasted energy.
She knows loneliness and knows how to end it. She isn’t afraid of a Friday night in, but also has back up plans for company.
She doesn’t cheat. No, the truly empowered woman doesn’t cheat because like fighting it’s a waste of time and ultimately an act you should be ashamed of.
The empowered woman makes her way despite a world informing her she’s weak, limited, and oppressed. Yes, despite feminism the empowered woman makes the most out of life educating the world with action. Letting no individual who comes in contact with her forget that empowered women are alive and well.