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Woman In Power

Woman in power sau woman’s empowerment este un omagiu adus anilor ’80 sau despre o generatia care avea aspiratii si care astazi isi cauta inspiratia. Anii ’80 au fost plini de femei care voiau sa ajunga dansatoare, sa castige concursuri de dans sau de femei care faceau cariere inovatoare. Cine nu isi aminteste de Flash Dance, Dirty Dancing si Fame? Ei bine, ce imi amintesc eu cel mai bine sunt jambierele acelor fete. Si da, inca visez sa arat asa si sa fac miscarile acelea de dans. 

Imi vine sa ma reasez in canapea si sa revad toate acele filme deodata. Apoi imi vine sa dansez prin casa. Uneori il iau pe copil la dans si el se uita uimit la mine si se aseaza sa se joace cu masinuta. Dar eu ma simt bine caci acele filme imi dau senzatia de putere. Imi inspira reusita. Si imi aduc aminte ca si ele gresesc si ele se cearta si apoi lucrurile se leaga. Si da, orice s-ar intampla in viata poti merge mai departe. 

Toamna si ziua aceasta ploioasa de inceput de octombrie imi da o energie fantastica sa stau cu o cana de ceai in fata si sa scriu. Sa scriu despre filme pe care le-as revedea, despre inspiratia de a face lucruri, despre nevoia de a ma exprima. Si imi aduc aminte ca in anii ’80 femeile aratau senzational si nu faceau asa multa sala ca astazi. Mergeau la munca pe jos, alergau apoi dupa cumparaturi in magazine diferite, caci noi nu aveam hipermarketuri sau supermarketuri. Si oricum si daca am fi avut nu aveam produsele necesare. 

Si noi, cei mici, pe vremea aceea faceam slalom intre scoala si activitati extra curiculare. Si nu aveam taxiuri si umblam peste tot cu mijloace de transport in comun. Si veneam singuri acasa de la scoala. Si nu aveam telefon mobil sa stie mereu mama unde sunt. Si eu ma gandesc acum sa ii iau un dispozitiv de urmarire copilului. Saracul de el! Nu va stii niciodata sa isi poarte singur de grija. Probabil si el imi va pune mie unul pe masura ce inaintez in varsta si uit pe unde locuiesc. 

Dar sa revenim la jambiere. Da, femeile cu picioare frumoase, cu colanti, cu jambiere si alergau de colo-colo. Si apoi mai tineti minte cum se schimba Melanie Grifith de adidasi in lift (Working girl)? Da, ala era visul meu. Sa umblu cu rucsacul in spinare si sa fiu mereu pregatita de orice. 

Si noi astazi ne facem abonamente la sala si tot suntem nemultumite de corpul nostru. Multe femei au ales sa alerge pentru tonifiere. Apreciez foarte mult efortul pe care fiecare femeie il face in zilele noastre sa ramana fit. Dar oare ce iesea atat de bine in anii ’80-’90 de puteam sa purtam colanti si jambiere si nu ne mai iese astazi? A, si pe vremea aceea nu exista nici home delivery. Si majoritatea retetelor romanesti erau pentru mancare grea. Acum nu stiu cati dintre noi mancau saptamanal sarmale, dar parca totusi stiam si noi sa facem un fel de slalom prin saptamana cu ceva mai usor de mancat. 

Painea pe care o cautam astazi sa fie ca altadata si nu stim exact ce era altadata. Da, era o paine simpla, dar astazi e gumoasa. Si mai tineti minte reteta turceasca din anii ’90? Ei bine, aia era gumoasa. Si astazi gasim paine cu aceleasi calitati. Eu caut paine cu maia ca sa pot sa consum si eu linistita. Sunt fericita cand gasesc o paine buna la o brutarie artizanala, dar de cele mai multe ori ma abtin sa mananc paine. Poate ca nu ne putem intoarce la visele anilor ’80 si nu putem trai cu dezamagirea anilor ’90, nu putem sa continuam sa visam nici ca vom ajunge o a doua America. Dar e foarte frumos sa ne amintim ce ne pornea atunci sa ne dam jos din pat chiar si in zilele ploioase. 

Astazi pe mine ma da jos din pat gandul ca pot sa ma duc sa imi iau cizmele de cauciuc in picioare, poate chiar unele colorate, o pelerina de ploaie de orice culoare si sa ma balacesc nebuneste in ploaie. Si imi dau seama ca nu ma va filma nimeni cand fac aceste lucruri, dar in mintea mea voi parea o Jennifer Beal in Flash Dance. Si nu voi sari suficient de sus pentru a atinge cerul, dar voi sari suficient cat sa imi redau mie increderea ca mai am inca multe de facut. 

Toate aceste randuri au pornit de la moda jambierelor, de la un element sportiv, si au dus la un stil de viata pe care ar trebui sa il imbratisam din nou. Da, iubesc in continuare jambierele si colantii si imi doresc mereu sa arat bine in acest tip de costumatie. Dar trebuie sa includ in rutina mea zilnica mai mult sport ca sa ma pot mentine bine psihic si fizic. Woman Empowerment vine cu pretentii de la propria persoana, de la cei din jur si de la societate. Adica woman in power este o femeie stapana de sine si pe lumea inconuratoare. 

 

WOMAN IN POWER

Woman in power or woman’s empowerment is a tribute to the ’80s or about a generation that had aspirations and is looking for inspiration today. The ’80s were full of women who wanted to become dancers, win dance competitions or women who made innovative careers. Who doesn’t remember Flash Dance, Dirty Dancing and Fame? Well, what I remember best are those girls’ leggings. And yes, I still dream of looking like that and doing those dance moves.

I feel like laying on the couch and watching all those movies once again. And I feel like dancing around the house. Sometimes I take the child to dance with me and he looks at me in amazement and then sits down to play with his car. But I feel good because those movies give me the feeling of power. It inspires me to succeed. And I remember that those women are also wrong and they argue and they apologise and then things connect. And yes, whatever happens in life, remember that you can move on.

Autumn and this rainy day at the beginning of October gives me a fantastic energy to sit with a cup of tea next to me and write down about feeling and how to live life. I feel like writing about movies I would love to watch again, about the inspiration to do things, about the need to express myself. And I remember that in the ’80s women looked sensational and didn’t make as much effort as they do today to go jogging or visit the gym. They went to work on foot, then they ran around after shopping in different stores, because we did not have hypermarkets or supermarkets. And anyway, even if we had, we didn’t have the necessary products.

And us, as little ones, at that time did slalom between school and extra curricular activities. And we didn’t have taxis and we went everywhere by public transportation. And I used to come home from school all alone. And I didn’t have a cell phone so my mom would always know where I was. And I’m thinking now of buying a tracking device for the child. Poor him! He may never know how to take care of himself. He will probably put one on me also as I get older and forget where I live.

But back to the leggings. Yes, women with beautiful legs, tights, leggings and running around. And then do you remember how Melanie Grifith changes from sneakers in the elevator (Working girl)? Yes, that was my dream. To walk to work with my backpack on my back and to be always ready for anything.

And today we subscribe to the gym and we are still dissatisfied with our body. Many women have chosen to run for toning. I really appreciate the effort that every woman makes nowadays to stay fit. But what was so good in the ’80s and’ 90s that we could wear tights and leggings and it doesn’t work out today? Oh, and at that time there was no home delivery. And most Romanian recipes were for heavy food. Now I don’t know how many of us ate sarmale weekly, but it was as if we still knew how to do a kind of slalom during the week with something easier to eat.

The bread we are looking for today is the same as before and we do not know exactly what the original recipe is anymore. Yes, it was plain bread, but today it’s gummy. And do you remember the Turkish recipe from the ’90s? Well, that was gummy too. And today we find bread with the same qualities in most supermarket. I’m looking for sour dough bread so I can eat it easily too. I am very happy when I find good bread at an artisanal bakery, but most of the time I refrain myself from eating bread. Maybe we can’t go back to the dreams of the ’80s and we can’t live with the disappointment of the’ 90s, but we can’t continue to dream that we will become a second America anymore. But it’s very nice to remember what we were up to then and to get out of bed even on rainy days.

Today I get out of bed thinking that I can go and get my rubber boots on, maybe even some colorful ones, a raincoat of any color and go crazy in the rain. And I realize that no one will film me when I do these things, but in my mind I will look like a Jennifer Beal in Flash Dance. And I will not jump high enough to reach the sky, but I will jump enough to restore my confidence that I still have much to do.

All these lines started from the fashion of the leggings, from a sporty element, and led to a lifestyle that we should embrace again. Yes, I still love leggings and tights and I always want to look good in this outfit. But I have to include more sports in my daily routine so I can maintain myself physically and mentally. Woman Empowerment comes with pretensions from our own minds, from those around us and from society. Therefor woman in power is a woman in control of herself and the world around her.

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