Who knew the Golden Globes would serve as my epiphany. Wow! Many of the women were supermodel thin, glamorous, wore black dresses and were mesmerized by Oprah Winfrey as she held captive the audience for no less than 20 minutes. In business speak, that’s a lot of dollars and cents that funded Oprah’s message about women’s empowerment. The movement is real.
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.” Oprah Winfrey
Initially, Oprah’s Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech seemed out of place, women’s empowerment in a flirty black cocktail dress.
The waif-like appearance of so many of the women was not about the Golden Globes, but the undercurrent was like a women’s empowerment riptide, pulling the audience way out to sea in unchartered waters challenging them to be strong and swim. Challenging them to swim, not straight to shore, but parallel the shore, reminding us the most obvious route is not always the best. The small feminine frames remind us to use our brains and not our brawn, swim parallel until we can safely swim to shore with ease. The evening was filled with subtle and screaming nuances that in order to make our mark in a professional environment women need to band together and support one another without condition and judgment. Recognize that strength is not one size fits all. Think Mother Theresa and Rosa Parks. The luxurious attire of the women in black, their tiny feminine stature and their strong attitudes remind us that we are Gaia, Mother Earth and there is nothing tiny about our power. We birthed the world. We don’t need to wear vagina hats on our head, we are confident in our feminity and confident in our strength and in our collective empowerment. The world would not exist without our presence. We are the soft buxom to land when life is harsh and unkind.
We are experiencing a movement. The time for unification is now. Our feminine reflection is unique to each of us. Let go of judgment and criticism, embrace, accept, and celebrate the female strength to create a better world for all of us. Speak up now. We are women!
“Only humility will lead us to unity, and unity to peace. If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
― Mother Teresa