If you were to write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?
I think I would remind myself that life is short. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take everything in and don’t be so rushed. And most importantly, to stay strong; don’t let people walk all over you and don’t be afraid of what others think. Be true to who you are.
We sometimes need to remind ourselves of these things on a daily basis. We will watch TV and see strong personalities and strong women everywhere. That is why we need to learn from our leading ladies.
This month, Netflix is showing a number of series that capture the vibrancy of modern womanhood, whether it’s the solidarity expressed by the diverse inmates on Orange Is the New Black, the inspired efforts of a tenacious young Queen in The Crown, the emotional and physical strength of Jessica Jones or the outspoken, unfiltered wit of Chelsea Handler as she relates to women across multiple generations. These characters represent diverse and complex backgrounds that reflect the idea of “empowerment” in numerous ways. And in just a couple of days, we will be reintroduced to a couple more strong leading ladies with the premiere of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Each of these leading ladies, in their own way, can teach us all a thing or two about empowerment, strength and courage.
In honour of the newest leading female character, Queen Elizabeth II, a few leading women of Netflix originals have drafted notes to their younger selves highlighting some of the universal truths, challenges and wisdom that transcend place and time, that modern women everywhere can relate to.
What would you tell your younger self?
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