Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Female Empowerment

Working for a woman's magazine that is focused on working women, or "alpha-females" as I commonly hear thrown around, I have found myself hypersensitive to women's issues these days. I often joke to my friends "Haven't you heard? I'm a feminist now." The truth is that as of late I've really found myself super interested in the stories of strong women. Men, you're wonderfully inspiring too! But I think women have a different set of obstacle to overcome than men do and those are obstacles that I can relate to. When I hear from a woman who is strong, inspiring and unapologetically herself, I can't help but feel a lump in my throat. Sometimes inspiration can make you cry, in the best of ways.

In my search for inspirations I came across this show:

Amanda de Cadenet interviews women on every topic from sex, to love, to health, to overcoming struggles, to becoming successful. My favourite thing about the show is that it shows that no matter what you want in this life there is no shame in it. If you want to have babies and get married, DO IT! If you don't, DON'T! If you love sex, success, plastic surgery, aging gracefully...anything, we can love it. I think we can get so distracted by what's expected of us and follow that without considering our own feelings. At the same time, I think we can feel shame for wanting things that we feel like society has prescribed for us. If we look deep down and know that what we want is what we want then that is the path we should take.

I've spent hours watching this show now. I'm obsessed. If you want a good dose of inspiration then give it a watch. It's probably one of the best things I've ever watched. There have been shows in my life that I have been obsessed with but none that could really benefit me in such a great way.

Give it a watch! Here's episode one! I also recommend the interviews with Dianne Von Furstenburg (gosh is she amazing), Miley Cyrus (surprisingly self-aware and mature) and Sarah Silverman (she has great things to say about women uplifting each other and in another episode delves into her depression).



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