Captain Marvel is available now everywhere movies are sold which is awesome because Captain Marvel is one of my new favorite movies. I love how fierce she is and how she is teaching girls and women of all ages to own their voices, to be strong and confident.
As a woman who has worked hard to make the world realize that having mobility struggle doesn’t devalue me. In Fact, it makes me a stronger more capable woman. It has taught me that strength isn’t always physical strength but emotional and mental. I love having a role model like Captain Marvel it brings me so much joy and hopes that we will see more strong and intelligent women in lead roles.
There were times through this movie that I would just shake my head or cringe because of something that was said. Too many times people make statements not realizing how they affect others. We as women need not give in to these statements or repeat them to other women especially young women for it will make an impression on them.
You’re going too fast. You need to go slow.
If you have people in your life telling you to slow down or rushing you when you feel otherwise then distance yourself. No one has the right to tell you how fast or slow you should be going. The pace you need to go is the one that you set for yourself and feels right to you. Only you can determine the speed or the places in which you need to go.
You don’t belong here.
I have had many people tell me over the years where I do and don’t belong. They look at my mobility struggles not at me. I have to tell them I belong where I feel I belong whether that’s on an epic adventure or sitting quietly reading. You too have the right to go where you want to go. You belong
wherever you feel you belong. You can be anywhere you feel you should be and anywhere that makes you happy and comfortable.
You’re weak, flawed. You’re only human
Yes we are human and yes we may be flawed but we are not weak. As a woman with mobility struggles, I may be flawed and very much human but I am anything but weak. When you are faced with a disability or challenge daily like me you learn to be strong not just physically but mentally. You learn there are ways to overcome and preserve. You learn various ways to move forward. So even if you are slightly broken or flawed you are most definitely not weak.