Feminist’s movements from the past are with a great importance to millions of women around the world till this day, because they paved the way to freedom, rights and equality. The humanity combined should be thankful for those revolutionary movements, because thanks to them it became stronger…together. I do not consider myself to be particularly a feminist, since I value human rights no matter of the gender. However, I was fortunate enough to have incredible and inspiring women in my life who taught me that being a woman is not just about gender…it is a title.

 

Here are some of the lessons that I was taught over the years:

My mom taught me that having high standards is a matter of self-respect before anything else. I’ve learned that if I decide to do something, I should do it to the best of my abilities; otherwise I better not start it at all. I’ve learned that I am responsible for my own actions and words. I’ve learned that the limit is where I decide it to be. I’ve learned that I always have a choice. I’ve learned that to speak up is not a bad thing, in fact it is mandatory. I’ve learned from my mom that “A smart and beautiful woman is the most dangerous weapon in the world”.

 

My grandma taught me that it is possible somebody else, besides your mom, to love you in the most unconditional way. I’ve learned that the care is the most powerful way to express love. I’ve learned that being strong is a matter of choice. I’ve learned that fear is the worst fear. I’ve learned that women are always stronger together. I’ve learned that I can trust someone with my life without thinking twice. I’ve learned that having two moms is possible.

 

My other grandma taught me that being positive is the best thing that you can do for yourself and others. I’ve learned that family is above anything. I’ve learned that fashion goes, but style stays forever. I’ve learned that in order to never grow old, I should stay young at heart. I’ve learned that being graceful is ageless. I’ve learned that handling a situation delicately can lead you far. I’ve learned that it is pointless to make enemies when you can have strategic alliances. I’ve learned that everything can be handled with kindness.

 

From a friend of mine, who left this world, exactly on this day a year ago, I’ve learned that if friendships are special they will survive no matter what. I’ve learned that complaining is not an option. I’ve learned that I should be brave. I’ve learned that music will save the world. I’ve learned that art is a form of life on its own. I’ve learned that if I love and care, I should do it with my entire heart and nothing less. I’ve learned that I should never stop dreaming. I’ve learned that life is too short to care what others’ think of me. I’ve learned that the only person who can set me free is me.

 

I’ve learned so much from those women that it will take me at least a year to write it all down. I am grateful for all of them. Some of those women are still in my life and with others our journey in this world ended earlier than I wished, but I am thankful for each and every moment I spent with them. They truly shaped, influenced and inspired me and I wouldn’t have become the woman I am today without them.

 

Women’s bound is power. When women come together with pure hearts and intentions, they never destroy…they can only build, because this is our biggest gift in life…to create and build. Even our bodies are capable of creating life.

 

Happy National Women’s Day to all the wonderful women out there…love and support each other, because together we might bend, but we will never break. Carry your title with pride!

 

P.S. To all the incredible women in my life:

Thank you! I have tattooed a piece of you onto my heart and I will carry you with me till my last heartbeat.

 

Keep it stylish inside out.

Sofiya


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