There’s so much buzz around this Fearless Girl statue challenging the Charging Bull on Wall Street and I felt called to pay her a visit.
It’s such a complicated issue, legally, artistically, morally, emotionally…the list goes on and on.
As I stood there, watching people of all ages, colors and genders posing for photographs with her in a variety of expressions, I felt every emotion on the spectrum. I was inspired, enraged, moved to tears. I felt hope for our future and weariness that in 2017, in New York City, we as feminists still have so much work to do.
It isn’t about the lawsuit or artistic expression, though I do have some things to say about that (which I’ll save for another post).
I stood behind Fearless Girl yesterday and felt strong, connected to a feeling I had as a young girl.
I was a dreamer. The world was my oyster and I would stop at nothing when I had my crosshairs on any goal – from something as simple as trying to win monopoly or get a toy I wanted, to helping the homeless man I saw in a parking lot that I thought we should take home and offer a shower (my mother disagreed).
As I got older, I had lost those dreams and lost that drive, having been beaten down by rejection and life in general. Having been taught to shoot for goals that were safe, within my wheelhouse, and attainable, I had become a believer of the lie that my possibilities were limited. I let fear drive my life.
Over the past few years, I’ve become awakened to the endless possibilities of the universe for me and for everyone.
Standing behind Fearless Girl reminded me that I can take on any Charging Bull that comes my way – as long as I stay connected to my passion, my purpose and my drive to fight for what I believe in.
And one of those things is empowering girls and women to stay fearless.
Believe in yourself, and know that your power is divinely given. Stop doubting yourself. You were created for greatness. And you already have all you need to start blazing your trail.
So what are you waiting for?
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