“When you do right. You are right.”
One of my new favorite quotes and probably the best quote in the movie Hidden Figures. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should. It is still in theaters. I’ll give you four beautiful reasons to go watch this movie; Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and the fabulous fashion.
My Hidden Figures inspired look with a modern twist
In a time in history when all odds were against women, more specifically women of color, these three ladies focused on their minds and not their physical appearance. They demolished every obstacle in their way simply by making themselves better and not allowing anything or anyone to push superiority on them. Their story alone is inspiring but how are they relevant to us now???
They are important because they created movement. Why are women movements in America important? No, not because we lack freedom but because we own freedom. The United States is one of the few countries in the world that exercise freedom, again thank you Founding Fathers. However, the reality is that we often do not feel free, this is an importune epidemic caused not by past ignorance but even worse, present day ignorance. The constant desire of superiority over different groups of humans is alive and thriving. However, let’s be honest, in America, I get the same opportunities that my male counterparts do. This is true because I am living proof. Do I work harder than my male coworkers? It depends on the situation and the task. I am blessed enough to work in a fair environment. Nonetheless, I am okay with working harder when I have to and I have before. The reality is that women may always have to work harder because of our roles in life. We were created to carry life and nurture humanity (children). Traditionally, we are the home keepers. In my opinion, women MUST multi task in order to have a family and career, often making us the hardest working gender.
With that said, why would I march?? I would march to start a movement in hopes that other countries would follow. I would march for the many Malalas in other countries who are still being murdered for desiring a higher education or being married away to unhappiness. I would march for my hard working immigrant mother. I would march in her honor. I would march for the lady who was told that she deserved to be raped. I would march for the young women who feel less than perfect because media gives them impossible molds to fit. I would march for every human who has ever experienced oppression. I would march for freedom not because I don’t have it but because I have it and I want it for the world.
I would never riot, burn our flag or disrespect humanity in any way. I also have a problem with demanding equality because I don’t think genders are equal. I want to be treated fairly, that is what I want for me and every human. Give us each the opportunities we deserve. Treat ME like a woman because that is what I am. I am emotional, nurturing, hardworking, beautiful, smart and sometimes crazy and crazy looking depending on the time of the month or when I lack sleep and make up. That is reality.
To my American babes, be yourself, unapologetic and fight every unfairness with kindness and progress. Do right, be right and always embrace each other. Take the time to reflect and appreciate the opportunities available and when possible try to raise your voice for a cause bigger than you. A woman doing what she loves in her life wether it’s staying at home for her family or working over 40 hours, is a liberated woman. She is a feminist, and that is just fabulous.
Reality is that we will always face unfairness but like Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaugh and Mary Jackson we MUST focus on progress.
Till next time,
-House of Alice Rose-