We have made a fashion version of this list, but it inspired us to make another one. The difference? This is about self-empowerment (as usual). And yes, of course we know you are already empowered, Erzulliesta, but just in case you are feeling a bit down and you want to have a whole new experience: these are the 5 fierce things you should try at least once.
#1 Call in for a “mental health day”.
In some countries, we know that it is not honored. It should though, for our view at least. After all, all action come from the head and when you are not thinking right, how can you act right?
Be bold and “call in sick” for a day (if you haven’t been using those vacation days) and just relax and melt into your own chosen bliss.
#2 Say “no” to that friend “who always need you”.
It’s nice to be needed. Let’s not deny that. However, if it comes to the point that you are not allowing the person to experience the situation to grow from within, then you need to be part of the solution.
Say no to that friend who always need you and watch them deal with their problems the way that they want to.
#3 Dance with a stranger.
This one is a little too risky for my taste, but for the really adventurous and the ones who is dying to have a fresh new approach for the night --- why not gather up the girls and go out dancing?
Whatever club you choose --- salsa, hip hop, pop or electronica --- dress up to the nines and try to dance with a stranger.
Of course, safety is always sexy, but we know that you got this. Make sure that your girls are at bay having fun alongside with you while you meet and dance with this new energy.
#4 Stand up to the “concerned” relative.
Family is family. Unfortunately, we can’t escape it (or can we?). And at times there are just some relatives who will always be “concerned” about the way that you deal with your life.
But that is the point --- THIS IS YOUR LIFE --- and so far, you are still alive and fierce, doing it in style, so we really think that you are doing great already.
So what to do with this kind of relatives? Literally “stand up” and leave them there, if you know you can’t take it anymore or just talk about them more instead of you.
#5 Write your journey as a plus size woman and post it on social media.
Time to inspire the next generation of Erzulliestas. As our numbers grow, the stronger we get. And one great way of growing our numbers is to open up to our own stories as fierce plus size women.
And the reason that this is empowering is because it will also show you how strong you are that despite all those bad things happening, you are now here, writing this story for the next generation to get strength from.