Woman Up! (Marvel Edition)

Howdy! So, Woman Up!* is a series of posts I’ll be doing on my favorite female hero’s, women who inspire me and who I believe can motivate us all, female and male alike. Women have come a ways from where we used to be but yet we still have far to go. That starts with us celebrating, building up, and loving one another. So this is in support, solidarity, and sisterhood of all my fellow Goddesses.

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“Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say ‘no, you move’.”
               – Margaret “Peggy” Carter
                       (Captain America)

These words resonate very deeply with me spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. It has been a very personal battle for me throughout my life to do just this, compromise when I can and to stand firm when I can not, to be strong and steadfast in who and what I am, and to stand for what’s right when I should. I can be quite timid, quiet, and very hidden inside my shell. But in recent years, and more recent time, I have learned to embrace the wise words of one of my favorite heroes, Peggy Carter. Do what you can, where you can, how you can, when you can. And when you can’t, stand fast. Do not be deterred by fear, hatred, anger, or any type negativity. Be true to yourself and your heart and always do what’s right. Know your value.

Peggy Carter represents not only the woman, but the person that I know I can and want to be. She embodies strength, unbreakable will power, perseverance, dedication, determination, love, kindness, goodness, care, intelligence, beauty, badassery, hope, faith, light, skill, grit, confidence, patience, control, calm, passion, control, purpose, self-discipline, and the full potential of women. There is so much power inside of us. All we have to do is embrace that power. We can do anything we want when we set our minds to it. We are unstoppable in the pursuit of what we love and if we’re willing to fight for it and never back down, we can overcome anything and have, do, and be what and who we want. Peggy was fearless and constant in her daily life to be and do the best she could at what she wanted. That same fearlessness and consistency lives within us too ladies. I know we’re not all fiery and fierce like agent Carter, but we can be in our own personal ways. All it takes is practice. Keep at it and go for it with your whole heart.

Side note: SUPPORT THE ARTS!!
This is why I love stories, fiction and non-fiction. – I’m a HUUUGE Marvel fan!!!!!!!!!- They teach us so much in simple but exciting and interesting terms and ways. This is why the Arts are so important and imperative to humanity. Through the Arts we connect, learn, and grow. So celebrate, embrace, and enjoy my friends! There’s so much out there to love, appreciate, and learn from. Celebrate and support whatever it is that you love and that brings you joy. It’s important to do so.

* “Woman Up!” is the phrase said by The animated character Go-Go from the movie Big Hero 6. I love her character, really loved her catchphrase, and thought it was a fitting title for these posts. So yeah, just giving credit where credit is due, the phrase is not mine. But if you got that reference before I pointed it out, we’re nerd buddies!!

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