According to the norm in society, we tend to try and please others, or go with the status-quo and blindly do what we think we should do. Whether we realize it or not, we all play roles in society and from time to time we may feel intimidated and therefore, we suppress our true nature; but don’t be afraid to be yourself, especially if it stems from the fear of being judged because only you know the real you. Allow yourself to be free, free to be yourself.
When I used to hear the phrase, “just be yourself”, the first thing that came to mind was, “how cliché can someone be?”, yet, even the most inspiring and well-rounded people I’ve talked to have given the exact same advice. So, what if you don’t know how? What if this entire time you weren’t aware that you were hiding your true self? Truth is, it’s a lot harder than you’d expect, especially when you don’t even know where to start.
My name is Isha Trasi, and I’m a sophomore at Henderson High School. Growing up with my sister, my parents always taught us that everyone, especially women are strong and powerful as long as we stay true to ourselves and stand up for what we believe in. On January 20th, 2018, my mother and I attended our first ever Women’s March in Philadelphia to protest for all the injustices women face in society. Alongside other strong women, men, and children of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, religions, beliefs and more, we all came together as one to make a stand stating that this is who we are. We aren’t afraid to take a stand and show how strong, smart, and intelligent women are and that the time for being silenced is over.
Inspired by this march, it revealed that once we let go of the labels, accusations, criticisms that we have not only placed on ourselves, but society has created for us, we come out stronger in our own skin and have the strength to fight for what is right whenever it’s needed. However you choose to identify yourself, you were placed in this world for a reason, a chance to choose your own path, create your own life story because we are all free to be, free to be OURSELVES. Free to believe, free to create, free to love, and most importantly free to understand our worth.
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