Liberated : adjective : Free from social norms often related to social and sexual traditions. (Miriam-Webster.com., 2016)
A few months ago I did something out of the ordinary and not something everyone does on an everyday basis. I ran in the ocean in a tulle skirt. This action represents more than just a concept of beautiful photos and the endless expanse of the ocean. This concept of a liberated woman is something felt deep within your soul, something so strong you feel an endless pull to keep going, to push harder, to become stronger.
According to Merriam-Webster Liberated is defined as being free from social and sexual related traditions. As a liberated woman you are free to make your own decisions, and it is ok for that decision to be NO. Often as women we feel obligated and almost forced to act and do according to social norms or what is supposed to be and happen. When one can break free from the social implied obligations, one can truly experience happiness for themselves.
Being liberated doesn’t mean one isn’t in a relationship, or married, a mother, a wife, a sister, a friend. A liberated woman means that you are free to make choices without the negative stigma often given to an independent woman. That you’re given the same importance as another of the opposite gender or with your ideas outside of the social norm. With equality roles between men and women continuously changing, being liberated and others respecting that liberation is important. We are free to love ourselves, free to do what makes us truly happy, and free to run on the beach in tulle skirts or whatever you feel like! Exercise your liberation and freedom, be the change you wish to see, so that you may lead others into liberation.
Thank you for reading my blog! I’ll have a few parts to the Liberated woman as I dive deeper into the elements of the liberation of a woman. In the meantime follow me on social media and try to find the silver lining in each day! Positive speaking is key!
Written By: Susan Curry BS/BA, MBA, Social Media Manager and Fashion Blogger