Happy International Women’s Day! We hope you take some time today to either revel in your own bad ass-ness, or to appreciate the bad ass-ness of some of the amazing women kicking ass and taking names. We know you have a long list of your own, but take a look at these four Bad ass women!
I find it revealing when people mock where I came from, & say they’re going to “send me back to waitressing,” as if that is bad or shameful. It’s as though they think being a member of Congress makes you intrinsically “better” than a waitress. But our job is to serve, not rule.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and activist. She represents New York’s 14th district for the Democratic Party. She’s a powerful speaker, and fights for Equality, Green Energy, Healthcare Reform, the abolishment of ICE and more! You can find out more about her at https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov
Jada Pinkett Smith
We have to nurture our young women and understand the beauty and the strength of being a woman. It’s kind of a catch-22: Strength in women isn’t appreciated, and vulnerability in women isn’t appreciated. It’s like, ‘What the hell do you do?’ What you do is you don’t allow anyone to dictate who you are.
-Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is an amazingly talented actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She’s been kicking ass and taking names for years, and uses her experiences and knowledge to create and nurture positivity in the community. We’ve actually been fans of her online show “Red Table Talk” and we recommend it if you’re looking for positive vibes, inspiration, a few laughs or you need someone to relate to. Make sure to check out her dope ass band Wicked Wisdom as well! You can find Wicked Wisdom at wickedwisdom.net and Red Table Talk at facebook.com/redtabletalk/
Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life. You should always be able to be yourself and be proud of yourself.
Grace Jones is a supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress that has been breaking down barriers for years. She’s influenced generations of music and fashion, and pushes people to become the happiest and most free version of themselves. Grace Jones is still kicking all kinds of ass today and even at 70, and just recently killed the Hilfiger runway in Paris. You can follow her at facebook.com/GraceJonesOfficial/
See her killing the runway here!
“There is no list of rules. There is one rule. The rule is: there are no rules. Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be. Being traditional is not traditional anymore. It’s funny that we still think of it that way. Normalize your lives, people. You don’t want a baby? Don’t have one. I don’t want to get married? I won’t. You want to live alone? Enjoy it. You want to love someone? Love someone. Don’t apologize. Don’t explain. Don’t ever feel less than. When you feel the need to apologize or explain who you are, it means the voice in your head is telling you the wrong story. Wipe the slate clean. And rewrite it. No fairy tales. Be your own narrator. And go for a happy ending. One foot in front of the other. You will make it.”
Shonda Rhimes is an American television producer, television and film writer, and author. She is best known as the creator, head writer, showrunner and executive produce of Grey’s Anatomy, and the political thriller series Scandal. In 2017, Netflix announced that it had entered into an exclusive multi-year development deal with Rhimes, under which all of her future productions will be Netflix Original series! The first project under the deal will be an adaptation of the New York magazine story How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People, originally written by Jessica Pressler based on the real-life story of the controversial society fraud Anna Delvey. Kepp up with all of her bad assness at shondaland.com