Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!!!

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I've always found the Disney princesses to be inspiring.  From a young age, I've always wanted to be a princess.  Sure, I loved the ballgowns, princes and fairy tales, but the Disney princesses have always symbolized strong women to me.  I know some people argue that they aren't good role models, but for me, they were.

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Jasmine taught me that I wasn't a prize to be won.

Belle taught me that being different was ok, even if people thought you were weird.

Pocahontas taught me to be accepting and open-minded towards others.

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Now, a new generation is learning that love isn't always from a prince.  Anna and Elsa have taught them that true love can be from your sister, family and friends.  Rapunzel shows girls it's ok to have dreams and that they should always try to live up to them.

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I will always be a strong supporter of women supporting other women.  In today's world, it's way too easy to spread hate towards others from the safety found behind a computer or phone screen.  Women should be building other women up.  "Here's to strong women.  May we know them.  May we be them.  May we raise them." -Unknown

I've been blessed to be raised by some wonderful women.  Thank you to my mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, friends and to the all of the men who have taught me to value myself and other women.  And thank you to the Disney princesses for all of the lessons they're taught us through the years.

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"I hope to be as curious as Ariel, as self-sacrificing as Belle, as independent as Mulan, as open-minded as Pocahontas, as confident as Jasmine, as courageous as Rapunzel, as hardworking as Tiana, as loving as Snow White, as sophisticated as Aurora, and as patient as Cinderella." -Unknown  °o°

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