Originally posted on Alphanista.com
By Guest Blogger Te-Erika Patterson
Mind your manners…Cross your legs…Speak softly…Let him lead…Wear skirts with heels…Become an excellent cook…Find joy in cleaning…Become a nurse…Or a teacher…Nurse your babies…Look the other way when he strays…And you’ll master…Being…a lady
But…when you’re a bad girl…these rules don’t make any sense. In fact, those who follow these rules seem crazy. Exactly what happens to the women who don’t follow the rules? Hmm…Let’s take a look shall we?
Angelina Jolie gets enough flack from women who say she’s a home wrecker because her free spirited essence grabbed Brad Pitt’s attention and affection, which ultimately helped to create the life she always desired. And those same women who leave heated comments on websites and roll their eyes as her image flashes across the screen secretly desire to BE her and be WITH her. They want that same energy.
The Material Girl led the way for a revolution for women everywhere even though she had no role model to emulate. She endured criticism and hatred for her uninhibited nature but she stood firm, never apologizing for being who she was. Today, up and coming artists seek to channel her spirit to capture a sliver of her individuality.
Why is Amber Rose on this list- she didn’t do anything but become the girlfriend of a star? If you believe that, then you missed the point of this website, we are all in the process of becoming. Amber Rose has all the makings of a trend setter evidenced by the fact that most would only dream of rocking the buzz cut like she does. She was a stripper, is openly bi sexual and could probably take your girl if she had 10 minutes alone with her. No matter how much we want to judge her or hate her, we can’t because it is simply inspiring to watch someone be exactly who they want to be.
Shhh…Be quiet. Let your man lead. Child please! Michelle Obama wouldn’t hear it. She actually led her man to the White House and rose to the most honored position as First Lady. On the night that shook the entire world, the night that President Obama won the presidency, he and Michelle settled down to go to sleep and she turned to him and said, “You’re still taking the girls to school in the morning.”
What a wise and humble woman. What an example of grace and strength. Well, many don’t know that Ms. Angelou has been married so many times that she won’t even reveal the number because she says she doesn’t want to take away the honor of your ideals of marriage. She was also a prostitute and a pimp in her younger years, leading women to trade their booty for dollars. What makes Angelou’s life so amazing is the fact that she lived life to the fullest, chased her dreams, shared her talents and walked alongside the greatest leaders without a hand up or an advanced education. She tells her story so eloquently and no one alive would dare to criticize this self made giant of the literary world. That in itself, is what inspires so many.
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