5 Empowering Moments in Wonder Woman That We Love
Have you seen Wonder Woman already, Candy Girls? Well, if you don't have any plans of watching it yet, we strongly suggest that you go ahead and invite your girl friends this weekend for a movie date! Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is getting good reviews for a great reason! Not only because of her performance, but also because of the movie's message that girls, ladies, and women don't need saving; we can save ourselves and even the world. Below, five super empowering moments we loved from the movie:
- When Diana wasn't sorry for how strong she is, and used it to protect the good of humanity.
Her friends and fellow Amazons were strongly against her going out into the world and helping save humankind. But that didn't stop her from doing so. Even when she was already in the war and a lot of men doubted her, she still stood by what she believed was the right thing to do.
- When she asked why we'd want to hide our tummies for ~fashion~.
When Diana arrives in London, Etta (Lucy Davis) helps her blend in by giving her a major fashion makeover. They both find themselves in front of a corset display and Diana asks her what it's for. Etta answers telling her that it's used to hide women's stomachs. And because body-shaming is a foreign concept for our main girl, she asks, "Why would you want to hide your stomach?" Go, Diana!
- When she shut down every official in a room.
And she didn't do it with her looks. Diana shut down an entire room full of male officials with her principles, the things she's always believed in. The ending? Steve (Chris Pine) had to take her out, but we loved how she made a statement and planted something to think about in the heads of the men she was talking to.
- When Diana did the impossible.
While soldiers at war were afraid to cross an entire territory to save civilians in another town, Diana crossed it fearlessly—not because she's a goddess, but because she knows in her heart that it is her duty to protect those who are in need, like women and children.
- When she proved that love is supposed to empower us and not keep us from being our best selves.
Everyone she loves tried to protect Diana in the beginning, which made it difficult for her to become who she wants to be and who she's meant to be. In the end, when they let her do what she decides is the right thing to do instead of trying to keep her safe, Diana saves herself, her loved ones, and even the world.
Wonder Woman is now showing in cinemas nationwide.
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.