Every Mean Girl needs to learn how to “roar” with all their might and by this, I mean all the allusions you can possibly think of under the pop-culture umbrella (and yes, that includes the artistic license to Katy Perry’s pop song). Roaring, as we all know, is a massive prolonged sound usually attributed to animals but not necessarily limited to; suffice to say (and I’m sure we’re all in agreement with this), when certain Animals roar, they roar to be heard.
When I think about the act of “roaring”, I always equate it to the idea of communicating. In this day and age, where everything is fleeting, ideation is instant, mass distraction is rampant, and with everyone’s attention span reduced to at least 50%, it’s important to assert your point in the quickest way possible.
The first step is to speak up instead of staying mum. If there is something out there that you don’t agree to or an act you witness that offends your values, say something about it! In a society that’s quick to judge, it’s pretty understandable why some girls are afraid to do so but conforming won’t get anyone anywhere so a girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do! The key to being listened to is to speak loud and clear–with enough self-possession to drown out the collective murmurs of the crowd. This is why, a step into becoming a full-fledged Mean Girl is to Roar.
Think of it this way: an animal that roars is certified to be one of the topmost predators in the food chain–a creature that is strong, territorial, protective, and most importantly: unafraid. Wouldn’t you want to take cue from such majestic creatures? I do! I’m all for the grace, confidence, and sexiness they exude. That’s something I definitely want to imbibe be it in a classic and dependable black dress or in an attention-grabbing faux fur coat.
I know for a fact that “speaking up” and “being heard” is a hard hurdle to overcome. It’s not something you decide on and apply in an instant and everything will be okay… it takes years of practice (and even then, it never gets easy) and it does not necessarily mean that you automatically get the results that you want (at least, not all the time). Moreover, it becomes all the more difficult when the very person you have to stand up to is yourself. See, you are always your own worst enemy–don’t you notice that the first one to say you can’t do something is that inner voice of doubt you have inside your head? Think about it. But this can’t always be the case–if you allow that negativity within you to win, then you’ll lose a lot of opportunities. How will you know you can’t do something if you don’t try, right? It’s a universal truth… the biggest hindrance you have is your self–your mentality and your boxed mentality. I think it’s about time we put a stop to this. Let’s join girls from all around the nation and silence this inner voice of doubt with the #StopTheBulong campaign brought to you by Modess–a brand that staunchly fights for empowered teens to go beyond shallow desires and to make your move to make a difference. To know more about the campaign, check this very inspiring video or visit their website: www.stopthebulong.com:
P.S.: Announcement for the winners of my birthday contest will be done next week!