Just Because I Embrace Feminine Style Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Empowered
While I was unabashedly feminine, I did grow to resent being accused of vanity and superficiality. I began to rethink my interest in sartorial expression. As the time to choose a university came about, I began to wonder if my peers were right. Was it vain to care about how I look? What if my interests were impractical? Should I choose a more intellectual major? I tossed aside my interests in design and art and chose a no-nonsense, globally aware course of study. For fear of vanity, I put aside “girlie” ensembles and stepped on to campus armored with practical and minimal clothes.
But sure enough, it wasn’t me. And the more I tried to suppress this side of me, the more I felt I was hiding who I was. Not just my interests. Not just my hobbies or personality but my very identity as a woman.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 14 years - Relaxed Homeschooler - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom from the Lord - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks