Edition F's 25 Frauen Awards celebrated inclusion, diversity and women making huge strides in their fields.
We need reflections of everyday heroic figures who are concerned about social responsibility and creative solutions to complex problems. We need girls to see themselves at the center. We need to inspire them to see the power in their own voices.
Celebrating our #PowerGuides inspires our own journeys. They show us that self-sufficiency does not require us to sacrifice our individuality or compromise our spirits. They show us we are capable of muscling our fantasies into reality and living the lives we yearn to live.
Being in your #BigSelf is being in your most powerful state. This is a way of being where we identify with our big ideas, our big intentions, our big imagination and our big compassion. Here we know that there are going to be little hiccups on our journey, but we don't let them stop the journey—we keep on. We see the big potential of our efforts, and it has a way of dwarfing little issues so that we may easily get over them.
The fact that I still remember this one character, of all the comics, and books I read, and out of all the cartoons I watched, says a lot. She was one of two powerful women of color, I was exposed to in the media as a child.
The sun, sand, and a little ocean water can go a long way in rejuvenating and refreshing the mind-body-spirit of a child. Providing lots of room for outdoor play and nature adventures is essential.
While so many women are faced with the real need to self-actualize—to call their own shots—we are surrounded by messages that tell us that dealing with money is either too complex for us or it’s inherently shady. Should we pass on these same taboos to girls or are we tasked to re-imagine them?
We are so interested in this idea of women filmmakers telling stories about other women, womanhood, or femininity. Watching the ‘Women’s Tales’ series presented by Miu Miu, I realized how drastically different these films feel compared to the majority of films out there made mostly by men.