Janelle and Amara try on being Wonder Woman and Supergirl for the day! Why did each of us choose the super hero we did? What does dressing up as an adult do for you and your children? Women collaborating and supporting women....we don't have to live by the belief that women can't get along...we can move mountains when we work together side by side! Watch our youtube video (https://youtu.be/9-odz3rtt2s) and read more below to find out what we learned through this experience.
What being Supergirl was about for Amara....
Why I chose to be supergirl? The lyrics of the song "Broken and Beautiful" says it all more perfectly than I ever could and have stuck with me..
“I don't need your help, and I don’t need sympathy... I know I'm Superwoman, I know I’m strong. I know I've got this 'cause I've had it all along. I'm phenomenal and I'm enough. I don't need you to tell me who to be.... I'm TIRED! Can I just be tired? Without piling on all sad and scared and out of time... I'm wild...Can I just be wild? Without feeling like I'm failing and I'm losing my mind... Can someone just hold me? Don't fix me, don't try to change a thing. Can someone just KNOW me? Cause underneath, I'm broken and it's BEAUTIFUL!”
I have faced all kinds of adversity head on, I keep bouncing back and refuse to give in. When I doubt that I have it in me to face another day I literally remind myself that I am supergirl and I Have the power in me to do it and get back at it! I feel less and less broken and more and more just beautiful as time goes on!
Thank you Janelle Wright for initiating the idea to choose a superhero to dress up as over a year ago! We did it! You are an amazing and inspirational woman! It was a blast spreading joy and feeling invincible with you today!
What Being Wonder Woman was about for Janelle...
"...So I WONDER....I WONDER what a person has to do to be accepted? Loved? Supported? Understood? If you do too much, if you are good at something, if you are just doing your best.
If you look your best everyday just because its who you are; I wonder if people will think that my appearance decides who I am or that I'm trying to fit in with society? Instead of knowing it sets me up for my day and fulfills a promise I made myself years ago.
I WONDER... If I do a fitness competition will people think I don't love myself as I am or that I need to change to be enough? Instead of knowing that I love learning and a challenge. That I want to be able to hike mountains when I'm 80 and I wanted to learn how to work out in a gym?
I WONDER....if I stop going to church will they think I've given up? Will they never see my successes but solely focus on the fact that I'm not going to church? Will I always be a project rather then a friend? Will they spend time with me now rather then fretting about time with me after life? Instead of seeing that I'm the same person, I serve, I love, I pray, I am a daughter of God who loves me and I love Him. Will they see I'm still a good person?
I WONDER... if I post all the things I love to do for my family so I can celebrate life and feel fulfillment as a wife, a woman and a mother or will they think I'm looking for praise? That I think I'm better then them? Instead will they see I'm a leader and that I want to inspire others, to help anyone realize that life is to be celebrated not just endured. So through all the wonder I realized I am the wonder in Wonder Woman.
I got rid of the Wonder and acknowledged I am a good person, no I'm a great person. I am enough. I love everyone. I would help anyone. I am honest, and encouraging and trying to be the good in the world.
If that's not what Wonder Woman represents then I picked the wrong costume.
So I wonder what the world would be like if we all stopped assuming and judging, taking offense, getting jealous and started lifting one another? If we loved one another and encouraged each others success....So next time you want to wonder something about some one, maybe stop and think maybe you don't really know and choose to be a lover not a hater."
See her full blog post to read her powerful message and realizations through the link below.
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