I saw the new Wonder Woman movie, and it was such an inspiration.
To be honest, Wonder Woman wasn’t exactly my go to heroine growing up. I was more into Sailor Moon who to me, resembled grace and femininity.
As I’ve grown however, I’ve come to connect with the character through the symbolism of who and what she stands for. Among many things such as a nurturer and a believer of love, I sum her up simply into a woman that knows who she is, and what she can bring to the table.
A woman so strong in her identity and mission, that the difference in societal gender roles doesn’t sway her from speaking out for what she knows is right and true.
Through both Wonder Woman’s story and a one of my most inspirational woman, Oprah, I found 3 questions we can ask ourselves to becoming our own kind of Wonder Woman.
3 Questions to Finding The Wonder Woman In You
1. What is true for you?
Oprah says that the biggest reward in life is living a life of substance through your service. That the baseline for living a life of substance starts with asking, what is true for you?
In the movie, Wonder Woman’s assurance in her identity unknowingly redefines the gender roles of the time. She doesn’t allow anyone to tell her what she can and cannot do. Her assurance in her identity is what makes for one of the most iconic scenes where she becomes Wonder Woman for the first time. Prior to that, she is told that she is unable to rescue the town, and to keep with the mission. To where she puts on her Tiara and says “this is what I’m gonna do”. By going back to her truth, and knowing what she can offer regardless of the odds, she changes the course of the battle.
As Rupaul says know thyself, know your rythym, know what it is that makes you you.
2. What do you stand for?
Wonder Woman’s mission changes when she realizes that every person is both good and bad. She questions then is Humanity worth fighting for? This is a moment that breaks reality because it’s something we all question.
Ultimately she answers yes because of one man that tries to save it. This proves to her that there are good people in the world despite the evilness. It’s in that moment her mission becomes ‘only love will change the world.’
Love for humanity.
What do you stand for despite the imperfections of humanity?
3. What is your Contribution?
“I can save today, but you can save the world. ”
This statement really speaks to an individuals character. You don’t need to have money to change a life, there are countless stories that prove that. You just have to be willing to give your whole self.
Ultimately when you know who you are, what you can do, and what you stand for, you use that to contribute.
Oprah says “your legacy is every life you have touched”.
My greatest hope is that you figure out how to take who you are, who you want to be and what you want to do, and use that for a power greater than yourself.
It’s an ever growing journey and I am still figuring that out myself. But in each of us is Love, and as Wonder Woman believes, only love can save the world.
What else did you folks get from the movie? I want to know in the comments below! If you haven’t seen it go watch it!