Women Who MARCHed to Their Own Beat

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Bonjour mes amis!

Since March is women’s history month, I thought it would be a great idea to write about the women who inspire me to work hard for all that I want and desire in life. Before I express my love for these women, let me say that I admire all human beings who work hard to get ahead and achieve their goals, but for the sake of women’s history month I will praise the women who get me through the toughest of times! Although I do not share a personal connection with most of the women I will mention, I do feel as I did or at least I wish I did! These women remind me what I’m capable of achieving, and to never let my current situation dictate the limits of my future; for there are no limits. Those limits just exist in our minds! So let’s begin the list shall we?

The first woman I turn to for style advise is Audrey Hepburn. I love her simple, elegant and charming sense of style. Her self presentation was impeccable! Quite, yet it demands attention! That is what I strive for in my own personal style. When I say style, I not only refer to the clothing that I wear, but I also refer to manners and how I carry myself. Please do not misinterpret what I say, I’m in no manner being untrue to myself. Not at all, what I’m saying is that I take notes from Audrey and the characters she gave life to, and incorporating them into my own style. In Audrey Hepburn’s style one can see how much she cared for others, her gentleness, her generosity –her heart. It’s easy to lose focus of who you are in this crazy-fast pace life, but if my style stays true it will be a reflection of my heart–meaning I will less likely lose focus. Whenever a new fad rolls in that I’m dying to try, I just turn to Audrey Hepburn.

Another woman on my short list is Frida Khalo, she embodies passion and strength. I wish I could have sat down with her and had a whiskey and shared a cigar. Frida was unapologetic and unafraid to be passionate and emotional. I have often found myself apologizing for something I felt or even worse for no reason at all! Women are told that we are to emotional and non-logical, that sometimes I feel like we believe it and begin to apologize for everything! When I look back at Frida’s creations and instantly think, “Wow, if she would have apologized for how she felt or for what her beliefs were, she would not have become the great icon she is today!” All her passion and at times her political ideology too, were thrown into her paintings. Paintings that will live on forever.  I look at her creations and I see, who SHE was, who she loved, what she stood for, and it all comes down to her passion and strength. I only hope to find something to make me feel half as passionate as Frida, then I remind myself I already have. That something is LIFE, it’s easy to forget how wonderful it is to be alive! I need not to have suffered as much, nor have become an artiste as Frida in order to exhibit her passion and strength! I need not to apologize for showing it as well!

Okay, I realize the length of this post is a bit long. I just have so much to say about each of the women that inspire me! Next post I will finish the list I promise! Please leave comments below and let me know your thoughts! Tell me the who are the women who inspire you!

xoxoxo-Adriana Elizaveth

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