Ladies, stop being too good for the knight and shining armor!

I remember being a little girl and watching/reading fairy tales where the prince would ride in and save the day. The damsel-like princess would hold onto him and they would ride away into the sunset of their happily ever after!

It was beautiful but even as a young girl I knew this was not the case in the real world. I enjoyed pretending but knew these were just stories. Women don’t need to be saved and aren’t helpless. I was, as many of you were, raised to believe in female independence and equality.

But if I’m honest a piece of these stories now and even then was appealing. The masculine riding in and allowing the feminine to surrender. There was a thread in these stories that felt “right”.

We as a world right now are fearful.
All it takes is to turn on the news, walk through the grocery store, or look at the empty streets.
There is fear all around us and even if we are personally staying calm the energy is still contagious.

What’s the fear???
At the end of the day it comes down to death.
Death from a virus.
Death from hunger.
Death of life as we know it.