Here’s to strong women,
We may know them
We may be them
We may raise them
I guess everyone will agree with me that strong women is what this world needs. A strong woman is the need of the hour, this generation and the era!
My question is what exactly does it mean to be a strong woman? How do you recognize a female human being as a strong woman? Well according to the Oxford dictionary, the word Strong means “powerful and difficult to resist or defeat” or “not easily disturbed, upset, or affected“. In a nutshell, a strong woman can be defined as a powerful woman.
Though I agree with this literal definition but I find this definition very ambiguous. People can interpret it in many ways, thus society has it’s own definitions of a strong woman. Or shall I say, the society has it’s own set of characteristics of a strong woman:-
- A strong woman is successful in her career.
- She is calm but emotionally and mentally strong.
- She is self sufficient and independent.
- She is not a girly-girl, her traits are more masculine than feminine.
- She doesn’t crack under pressure and stress.
- She controls her own destiny.
- She is a woman with a purpose and knows what exactly she wants in life.
- She is unapologetically fierce.
- She has her own standards & needs and she isn’t afraid of voicing them.
- She is courageous, a woman with guts.
- She doesn’t seek validation from the world.
- And most importantly, she is a fighter.
If you search the term “strong woman” on internet and you will find thousands of articles, listicles describing the characteristics of a strong woman. The world seems to have made a set criteria for a woman to be called strong. If you ask me, everyone of us is strong. Maybe you haven’t recognized our own strength yet. Maybe your strength doesn’t fit in the said standard of this world. But that doesn’t make you any less stronger than the women this society recognizes as strong. We all have our weak moments/phases, falls, fears and that is okay. That. Seriously. Is. Okay!
It is YOU who defines your own strength, nobody else! It’s you who defines who and what is a strong woman for you and you be that woman. Don’t you let the world tell you that you’re weak just because you don’t fit in it’s definition. The world has enough space for you and me and EVERYONE to discover their strengths, grow and prosper.
Moving onto the outfit, I am wearing a printed T-Shirt dress from the uber cool collection of Bewakoof.com. After understanding my personal style, which incorporates elements of minimal and athleisure fashion, they asked me to pick the items I liked from their collection. And I must say their collection is on point, especially the T-shirts for women has some dope designs. They also have a vast collection of Jeans, Shorts, Tees, Athleisure and Marvel T-Shirts. Needless to say, I was spoilt for choice!
T-Shirt Dress – Bewakoof
Red checkered shirt – Fab Alley
Black hoodie – H&M
Knee-high socks – Sarojini Nagar Market
Sunglasses – Forever 21
Earrings – Street Shopping
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