International Women's Day 2017 - How To Be Bold For Change
Today, March 8th, is not only the start of the French Film Festival, it is importantly International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is #BeBoldForChange.
The day represents continuation working towards a more inclusive, gender equal world. A world where every woman has rights, rights for education, to vote, and a world where every woman can live a happy and healthy life.
When I thought about being bold, there are copious women who came to mind, many beautiful friends, inspiring women whose friendships mean the world to me. A large number of women, world-wide, working towards gender equality, but with being bold as the theme for today, Lady Gaga is the woman I wanted to write about. Read on to find out why…….
Lady Gaga is one of the most influential singers today, but ever since she has roared onto the scene, she has made it her profession to be recognised for her crazy outfits and outrageous get-ups, pushing the limits for years at all public appearances.
Right or wrong, this talented musician and dancer, in a short period of time, has become one of the biggest fashion icon and a business savvy divas of the 21st century, and a modern day "Feminist", who is sending strong messages to young women worldwide.
With a very loyal fan base, which supports her in every aspect of her creativity, Lady Gaga has transformed her life from an up and coming singer from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, to the larger-than-life icon and spokesperson she is today.
Did you know that one of Lady Gaga’s proudest accomplishments is educating people on the value of uniqueness and individuality? She has made a huge difference in many lives, exposing a confidence in all elements of her life, with her talent and self-love, asserting, “it is ok to be different”.
Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves, it is ok to make blunders and be daring to wear or do something distinctive. Letting go of the need to be perfect, this is where you will grow. To #BeBoldForChange, we can learn from Lady Gaga that is ok to be unique and to be an individual, to stand out in the crowd, and to embrace what life has to offer, no matter what others think. Be bold, be brave, be you.
Remember when the Spice Girls, with their "Girl Power" inspired us, I hope Lady Gaga is inspiring our daughters, and young women, so if you have someone who would benefit from this article, a strong young woman who is "Born To Be Brave" please feel free to share.
We are women, let’s celebrate.
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