Cheers to My Ladies

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Athena – Goddess of War, Wisdom, and the Arts. Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

 

There is so much energy here in Las Vegas. Crowds of people walking the strip, searching for that one slot machine that will give them the big jackpot. Herds of ladies trying to work their cameras as they follow a yellow flag on their walking tour. Groups of bachelorettes strutting through the casino in their little black dresses knowing they’re turning heads. Women arm in arm with their men as they sneak playful kisses walking down the marble hallway of The Venetian. And of course, the older ladies who fully embody the word bedazzled and fluff their imitation Farrah Fawcett hair every ten minutes.

These ladies are colorful. They are brilliant in their own ways, especially when they’re drunkenly cheering one another on. Their bold personalities have me missing my fierce ladies back home.

I’ve already written about my overbearing love for my best friends, you could say one too many times. Obsessed? Possibly. Proud to show them off? Always.

Not only are the women in my life generous and ambitious, but they are passionate. Passionate about music and their love for food. Passionate about their faith and the power of the universe. Passionate about living independently. Passionate about their future goals and advancing their unique talents. They exude an energy that draws you in and makes you feel like you can do anything. These are my favorite types of people. These are the women worth celebrating.

It’s a privilege to be a woman. To know what it takes to thrive in this world and overcome obstacles that men are blissfully unaware of. We are nurturing by nature and strong by choice, learning from past badass ladies who blazed a trail for the women of today.

Chelsea Handler spoke out today and her words resonated with me, “If you have trouble being bold for yourself, you can always be bold for the other women.” Be brave for the women who aren’t able to have a voice. Be fearless for the women who are too scared to dream. And be bold for the mothers who only want the best for their daughters.

I am so proud of the woman I am becoming and even more proud of the women I surround myself with. There are no limits when it comes to our futures. Our possibilities are endless. Isn’t that a beautiful thought?

Cheers to us, on International Women’s Day. Never stop thanking and supporting the fabulous women in your life because you know damn well they are doing the same for you. Stay fearless. Stay passionate. And most importantly, stay bold.

XOXO – Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stronger Together

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Women’s March Boston – photo credit: Betsy Roy

 

All my life I have been surrounded and influenced by intelligent and beautiful women. I felt that today, in honor of the Women’s March, it was necessary to say thank you.

Thank you to the mothers who never tell their children their dreams are too big. Thank you to the powerful women who use their status as a platform to do good in this world – Gloria Steinem & DVF, I applaud you.  Thank you to the genuine men that stand by women and believe in them wholeheartedly. Thank you to the women who embody fierce friendships and choose to uplift one another instead of tearing others down. And thank you to the women who know their strength and take pride in it. You are all wonderful.

I was not physically at a march today, but I was definitely there in spirit. Seeing live footage and photos of everyone coming together, in a sea of pink, filled my heart. There is so much good in this world and today was exactly the reminder we needed. When people choose to promote love and hope in a peaceful manner, greatness happens. This is when love trumps hate. This is how we will continue to move our beloved country forward in a progressive and all-inclusive way. I am so lucky to be growing up in an era where so much is possible.

I am proud to be a woman. I am grateful I get to stand alongside so many diverse communities with the knowledge that it’s one’s heart that truly defines them. We are stronger than we think, especially when we come together.

Thank you to those who marched today, wherever that may have been. Your determination and hope are inspiring.

Cheers to the women who know their worth and aren’t afraid to fight for it. Keep going.

Much love – XOXO

Autumn Dube