And I like irreverence because taking things too seriously is dangerous to our mental health. And confines us to this little cave of whiny fearfulness, “Oh! But ‘they’ won’t like me if I do this or that.”
So her finger salute on such a night made me giggle with glee.
Because we women will never be free until we can fully embrace–without fear of people not liking us–an authentic irreverence.
And until the cuckolds of our own self-defined behavioral norms are undone, we might forever stand in judgment of ourselves and our behavior. Because we are our own worst critics. And that shit just has to stop.