Stream of Consiousness Saturday: Safe
Women are supposed to…“Have long hair
Wear a dress
Have big breasts”
But what if your hair breaks off? You have to have a mastectomy? You weren’t born with large breasts or curvy hips? You have a medical condition that doesn’t allow you to fit into society’s image of body type, such as : diabetes or using a wheelchair or polycystic ovaries or thyroid disorder. What if your body does not fit what THEY say it should. Why can we not then:
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT AND DARE TO BE OURSELVES.
Not what we are molded to be, groomed to be, forced to be, intimidated to be, pressured to be.
Simply be who we WANT to be!
I had a friend who was transgender and she DARED to be different. She DARED to be herself. She could have, at 60 years old, stayed HIM but she always her entire life felt like a HER and she DARED to be herself and I LOVED her for that bravery.
I had a friend Mikell who had a Mohawk. He DARED to be different. He DARED to be himself. He loved his mohawk. I loved his mohawk. I loved that he felt OK in his own skin with his own hair however it may be.
So in honor of being daring to be different and daring to NOT fit the NORM and what society deems a 45 year old woman to be. I am not playing it SAFE to fit in. I am being today who I WANT to BE. I am DARING to be ME!!!! This is me today…
The donkey did not care what I looked like. The goat did not care what I looked like. The dragonfly did not care what I looked like. The deer did not care what I looked like. The people in the restaurant, well I have no clue if they cared what I looked like because I DARED to be who I wanted to be. That person is not the mohawk. That person is not the clothes that are accepted or not. I am NOT what I look like. Today I may have DARED to be the me I wanted to be on the outside but every day I am ALWAYS the same me underneath where it matters. My heart, my soul, my emotions, my being, is and always will DARE to be REAL and HONEST. That is how my blog began. I chose to stop being what THEY wanted me to be and started being the real me.
Here is to all of us who are true to ourselves and dare to leave the safe illusion others want us to live in. Here is to all of the bravery out there!