Women can be pretty amazing. I am so lucky to have a wonderful bunch around me, but it isn’t just those is my immediate circle that inspire me and push me to achieve. This isn’t a serious post about who has inspired me to become a better person or anything, because I can only credit my family and friends (and living) for that, this is a bit of a short and sweet fan girl post about celebs and people in the lime light who I draw from in my creative path, those who I feel can help change the world or who have already influenced the way I think about stuff. Basically a list of chicks who rock.
1. Lena Dunham
Ballsy and honest, she’s one of us and she’s not afraid to admit it. Lena is a bit of a feminist voice for this generation, and if you haven’t read her book you better get onto it ASAP. She’s not just hilarious, she’s intelligent and I envy her confidence.
2. Lady Gaga
She was born this way! Lady Gaga may be wacky as, but I love the messages about equality and peace in her music. People don’t choose who they are or which path they want to take in life, and more people need to realise that. I love Gaga’s sass. Plus the lady can sing! I attended her concert last year and even though I didn’t know the new album I was blown away by the theatrics and drama and her voice.
3. Anne Frank
This pick doesn’t need a lot of explanation. Firstly she was just so damn wise at such a young age. If I can ever be that wise at any point in my life I’ll be forever grateful. Secondly she found the positive in a massively shitty situation – makes the “first world problems” I whinge about seem like blips.
4. Tess Munster
She’s been bashed and harassed and tormented because of her weight, but at the end of the day it’s not our business. Who decided who and what is considered beautiful? She’s absolutely effing stunning, and it is so wrong to judge someone based on their weight. I’ve been every size under the sun, but that didn’t make me a “bad influence” on society. I know how awful it is to bullied based on my size and people need to back off and focus on themselves, not others. We’re all different, we’re all unique. You’ve got to be happy with the skin you’re given. #effyourbeautystands
Who is a chick you love who rocks?