My earliest encounter that I remember with women empowering women was around the age of 12. I had no idea that I was being influenced to believe in the power of being a woman and what we can do together until much later in life. I just knew I had discovered the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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The Spice Girls Revolution of Girl Power
Whether you loved the Spice girls or found them obnoxious they touched many lives with their pop music and greatest hits. They were my idols. They were all different and not perfectly moulded, each had their own style and each influenced young girls one way or another.
Growing up, I was quite the tomboy no matter how much my mother dressed me in Lacey floral dresses I would come home with a black eye and mud on my face. I loved to play hard and I wanted to be strong.
When the Spice Girls took over pop culture the sporty spice, ginger spice and scary spice within me jumped for the moon! Finally, I had someone I could relate to and look up to! I loved them all and all their quirks and influences. These five women would empower girls to grow up being strong, inspired and most importantly confident in being unique.
Some of my friends favoured posh spice and some of my friends favoured baby spice and so on. We would make the perfect team as we accepted our roles of being unique and different.
I’m not sure how else I would have learned this, or if I would have learned it so well without this idol fan phase that invoked this women empowering women philosophy in me.
Girl Power AKA Women Empowering Women
They cheered girl power, their fans cheered girl power and before you knew it whether you liked it or not Girl Power was everywhere. This movement was like a hidden agenda secretly telling young girls all around the world they would grow up to be strong powerful kick-ass women. It didn’t matter who you were, who you wanted to be or what was in your way. You could do it with girl power!
Sometimes I find myself wishing my young girls could have the experience of an empowering influential girl band like how The Spice Girls were to me. It has been many years since a female band took the stage to build others up and inspire young girls to believe in themselves.
Our world is changing to a DIY, stand-alone, stand tall movement whether we like it or not. Women empowering women is a moment in my generation that I fear the future generations are losing. This saddens me to the core, I miss the united fronts and the love and support we were inspired with.
Teaching My Children Girl Power So They Grow Up As Women Empowering Women
It is my responsibility to ensure my children learn one of the greatest lessons of my life. How can I live up to the girl power movement that swept the entire world, the movement that turned a generation into women empowering women?
Each day I remind them how beautiful and unique they are. I tell them they do not need to be perfect and they are perfect just the way they are to me. I tell them they need to love themselves and treat themselves well. I tell them they need to treat others the way they want to be treated and even better sometimes.
I try to model this self-image by practicing self-care myself and letting go of imperfections. I tell them the truth when I’m down and feel defeated. I allow them to be a part of the solution. I allow them to make mistakes and learn how to fix them. I allow them to be loud and obnoxious when they need to be. I allow them to discover they have an inside voice that empowers mom to be less stressed 😉
Every day I set out to be an amazing mom, and many days I feel like a mom imposter. Then they do something absolutely brilliant, or sweet, or terrifying and I know that I’m doing alright.
When the Spice Girls come on the radio I sing at the top of my lungs, we dance like nobody is watching and we enjoy those 4 minutes of celebrating the girl power movement. The women empowering women movement changed my outlook on life.
Women Empowering Women Does Not Need To Fade Into The Past
I always say we need to let go of the past and not dwell on it but we also must remember what made us strong and empowered us. We must keep the best of what shaped us to be who we are and adapt it into our days and into our tomorrows.
I may not wear my Sporty Spice ponytail these days but I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and be tough.
I’m not afraid to speak my voice and be loud when I need to like Scary Spice.
I’m not afraid to be vibrant and outgoing like Ginger Spice.
I’m not afraid to slip on some heels, hold my head high and be professional when needed like Posh Spice.
I’m not afraid to find my inner innocence and revise my outlook on the world as Baby Spice inspired me to do.
Whatcha think about that? Women Empowering Women: 5 Powerful Women Using Girl Power
I would love to know if you were a fan and if so, which of the spice girls inspired you. Did you realize that girl power began the women empowering women movement for our generation? Can you relate to my feelings about the movement? Whatcha think about that? Are you a girl power warrior?
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