I just loved the power of the 90′s. Women were no background scenery and it showed in how fashion houses all over the world dressed us and how we dressed ourselves.
We were all girl all the way with a Take No Prisoners edge that really meant something.
Shrinking violets and overly confident femmes alike had every opportunity to don the costume, flaunt the flair, embody the music, and, to quote Tyler Perry’s powerhouse of a female character, Medea: “Speak ya damn mind, girl!” Awful lip liner and rhinestone bras aside, it was truly a great time to be a girl.
I think, on the whole, we’ve found a balance since then; we no longer need to shout it in anyone’s faces, our power, but go with a quietude that speaks to our confidence. To be truthful, though, I would be more than happy to bring some of the bitch back. Just enough to get the juices flowing, enough to remind those that need reminding, “Listen up, I’m moving forward…step aside or step along”.
Grab your shoulder pads girls, we’re going back in time to move our future forward!
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