I’m a girl. I believe in girl power – not the kind of girl power that excludes or vilifies others, nor the kind that revels in the ability to sexually control men. Rather I love the girl power that nurtures souls, builds communities and soothes hurts of all kinds.
While the world has tried to minimize women, our girl power proves over and over how impossible a task this is. We are too awesome, resilient and fierce to be kept down. We birth babies, take care of households, careers, families and communities, and keep going despite monthly headaches, backaches, mood swings and bleeding.
Face it. We are forged with Wonder Woman-like abilities.
Not every woman knows her innate, undeniable strength and resilience. Some women have had the memory of their true self beaten into submission, or chased into hiding.
That’s okay, because there are growing numbers of those who dare to be seen, dare to lead, and dare to speak up and tell themselves – and others – the truth. We who dare hold a place in our wonder women circle for all those who shall join us, be it sooner or later, female or male.
We are a wonder that will not be denied.
Inspired by the 75-year-old Wonder Woman (movie).