I don’t think I am a feminist. I may sound ignorant but I don’t really know what feminism entails. I’m all for equal rights. I’m quite content being single and independent. Does this make me a feminist? I really don’t know…
Before I get caught up in the political side of things, I’ll get to the point – My Queen Bees!
I was scrolling through the internet, as one does, and it struck me how inspirational I find certain women. I have an array of women that I look up to and admire but I’ve narrowed those I’ll write about down to three.
1. Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart is a British comedian, actress and writer. She has starred in a semi-autobiographic TV show called Miranda and is also in Call the Midwife. I recently read one of Miranda’s books called “Is it Just Me?” and I absolutely loved it. This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. Her show Miranda is a laugh a minute, and her book made so much sense to me it was frightening. Miranda is of the opinion that if we all embraced our inner child then the world would be a better place. She also taught me that being silly, doing stupid things, and making mistakes are all part of life’s fun and that we need to stop taking life so seriously. In her book “Is It Just Me?” Miranda engages in a fictional conversation with her teenage self and explains that even though she is single, tall, and not always on the slim side, her life is just perfectly fantastic as it is. I admire her for her honesty. So many of us are under the illusion that we need to fit into the societal boxes that have been put in place. You have a womb therefore you must want to reproduce… You are single therefore you must be looking for a partner… etc… I know that not everyone feels these pressures but this amazing woman has made me feel that its OK that everything hasn’t fallen in to place yet. She has reassured me that my body may not be the “perfect” type but that I need to embrace who I am and love myself anyway. She is a gem of a woman and has earned herself a spot in my Top Three Queen Bees. Thank You Miranda x
2. Anna Kendrick
I don’t know what it is about Anna Kendrick that I love – I think its how she embraces her eccentricity and doesn’t care what people think of her. Today I saw an article on Buzzfeed called Anna Kendrick Reveals She Isn’t Embarrassed About That Ryan Gosling Masturbation Tweet. She says whats on her mind and couldn’t care less. I mean, who else would tweet the following (maybe my final Queen Bee now that I contemplate this) “Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered “inappropriate” ” She is one of the funniest people to follow on Twitter – click here to see the goods! Anna’s wit and “I don’t give a f*%k” nature are two things that I greatly admire. Like my girl Miranda, she just doesn’t hold back. She is who she is and you can take it or leave it.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
OK, my WordPress peeps, let me get one thing clear – if I die and if somehow my life was worthy of being made into a movie – JLaw will be me. End. Of. Story. I have loved this girl since I first encountered her. She falls on her face at the most prestigious event in the acting world and doesn’t care. She talks openly about how much she loves food and how she’s considered “obese” in Hollywood. She plays games with other actors in the middle of interviews. She has attitude. She’ll turn down roles if the directors want her to lose too much weight – “I’d rather look chubby on-screen and like a person in real life.” Go Jen!!
All in all, these women embrace who they are with a confidence that I greatly admire. I need to take a leaf out of their books. Or, preferably, embrace my own book and not be looking to take stuff from other people….?! As I stated at the start of the year, this year is all about me and my confidence and self-esteem. This post started with a title and a lot of thinking afterwards… I had no idea who I would choose. I know that there are many many other women I admire and look up to (pics are below) but these Three Queen Bees have all the qualities I want to embrace right now! Hopefully I can learn a thing or two from them!
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Other Queen Bees I Admire
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