Strong Woman? What Does That Even Mean?

“When I was a kid, I impressed the neighborhood boys with my ability to lift cinderblocks, climb trees, and run fast; I was strong. But when I played dolls, house, or school with the girls, it was never about demonstrating strength. Strength was domination, force, or power, not cooperation, design, or instruction. So I became a strong woman as defined by the boys, as defined by masculinity.

So begins my blog over at Redbud Writers Guild. I challenge our classic definition of strong, and seek to redefine it with. . . well, please click this link to see.

(Interested in hearing more from me? Check out my book, The Book of Womanhood)


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About Amy F Davis Abdallah