I am an artist. A writer. A singer. An actress. A teacher. A woman.
I noticed women were held to different rules, expectations and had to rail against certain limits.
I fought. And fought hard.
And I lost.
Why? Because I don't believe women were made to fight. I believe we were made to love. Love everyone and anything that comes across our path.
But the world is not set up that way.
So...I explored my options. And I stumbled across a book about women who changed the world through telling the truth and loving without apology. The book was called The Princessa. While I do not necessarily subscribe to everything I read, I loved the idea of a strong archetype for women to love and live boldly, while remaining soft, demure, and dare I say feminine. I did not want to fight like a man. That did not suit me. But I knew I would have to fight. Fight for what's right in a world gone wrong.
And so, I am here to report, it's gone pretty darn well. The truth is apparently the most fierce thing on earth. I have had to hold onto my integrity through the winds of very hurtful and confusing disappointments. I have had to let people go. I have had to outlive lies. I have had to hold my head up high when no one knew who I was or what I stood for.
And it's worked. Ya know why? Love is all that matters and the truth has a way of winning...every time.
So hold on. Hold out. The best is yet to come. Seriously. It's why Prinxessas rule the world.
- Jennifer Appel