Lovable and Enough! (Hi Barbie)

Here in New England, it gets pitch dark by 5pm, and the instinct to slip into your pajamas and snuggle takes over. One night, I was convinced it was already 10pm, only to realize it was only 6pm!

“Are you kidding?” I exclaimed out loud. That night, I found myself re-watching Barbie after coming across a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion. Margo Robbie shared insights into the movie-making process, emphasizing her and Greta Gerwig’s focus on advancing to the next step with the mantra “Drive it like you stole it.” (I might even consider getting this tattooed)

And yes, I cried once again during Gloria’s (America Ferrera) monologue, filled with pure heart energy and truth. You can either read it below or watch it here.

Being a woman is undeniably challenging. While there have been advancements, there’s still much to be addressed emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. The system seems rigged and not in our favor, and it’s exhausting.

So, how do we keep going?

One of the KEY lines is delivered by Kate McKinnon: “You’re BACK, She’s BACK.”

Your strong heart connection and divine feminine heart relationship will guide you, and all of us through it, bringing us back to a balanced heart. It will help us untie our personal and collective knots, creating a profound ripple effect when a conscious heart comes back online, which is critical now!

You are incredibly lovable and simply enough! (Hi Barbie!)

“Read Gloria’s full monologue from Barbie (2023):

It is literally impossible to be a woman. You are so beautiful and so smart, and it kills me that you don’t think you’re good enough. Like, we have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we’re always doing it wrong.

You have to be thin, but not too thin. And you can never say you want to be thin. You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin. You have to have money, but you can’t ask for money because that’s crass. You have to be a boss, but you can’t be mean. You have to lead, but you can’t squash other people’s ideas. You’re supposed to love being a mother, but don’t talk about your kids all the damn time. You have to be a career woman but also always be looking out for other people.

You have to answer for men’s bad behavior, which is insane, but if you point that out, you’re accused of complaining. You’re supposed to stay pretty for men, but not so pretty that you tempt them too much or that you threaten other women because you’re supposed to be a part of the sisterhood.

But always stand out and always be grateful. But never forget that the system is rigged. So find a way to acknowledge that but also always be grateful.

You have to never get old, never be rude, never show off, never be selfish, never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line. It’s too hard! It’s too contradictory and nobody gives you a medal or says thank you! And it turns out in fact that not only are you doing everything wrong, but also everything is your fault.

I’m just so tired of watching myself and every single other woman tie herself into knots so that people will like us. And if all of that is also true for a doll just representing women, then I don’t even know.   (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a44725030/america-ferrera-barbie-full-monologue-transcript/)

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