Thursday, April 7, 2022

Blogging from A to Z 2022 - Fearless

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter

Welcome to Day 6 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge (2022) I will be discussing topics of interest to those who identify as women this year. The Book Connection is lucky number 78 in a list of more than 140 bloggers who are participating in 2022. I encourage you to check out the list and visit other blogs with topics of interest. 


One word that has been used to describe women is "fearless." That doesn't mean that these women are unafraid or that they can't be empathetic, compassionate, and loving. Instead, it speaks to characteristics that many of us admire:

  1. They speak up for themselves and for others. Often, these women will be speaking on behalf of social justice issues. One woman who comes to mind in this regard is actress Emma Watson
  2. They have strong values and morals. They know who they are and what they believe in, and they don't apologize for it.
  3. They don't usually follow the rules. Rule followers such as me can't easily relate. I don't even go out the in door at the grocery store.
  4. They believe in themselves. Having confidence and self-esteem is something I truly admire in people.
  5. Though they aren't unafraid, they are willing to face their fears. 
  6. They believe in self-respect. Some call this loving yourself. I feel you have to know what you can and can't tolerate. 
  7. They encourage other women. This is the most important characteristic of fearless women to me other than having integrity. Women need to support each other. They need to encourage each other. They need to inspire each other. 
  8. They go beyond their comfort zone. This goes along with facing their fears. Fearless women learn to be comfortable with discomfort. They take risks and use failure as a teacher. 

Interested in discovering some famous historical women? Here are links to a few articles:


Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. said...

Yes. Fearless women. Even men. Many of us live in fear in this society.
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moondustwriter said...

I like your points about the fearless woman. I will add "often misunderstood"

I think of several women I know or know of who are going into the fray with the men to deliver food and first aid supplies in Ukraine. Wow.

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Lady In Read said...

loved everything you mention about fearless women, especially about helping each other.. I am so lucky to know many such women myself

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Cheryl said...

Thanks, Narayana. Great to see you here.

Moondustwriter, that is a good point to add. Thanks for sharing that.

Lady in Read, I work in a highly competitive industry, so there can be more tearing down than lifting up. I am glad you have many encouraging women in your life.

Thanks for visiting today, everyone.

Jayashree Srivatsan said...

I remember reading somewhere that courage is not the absence of fear but going ahead despite fear! I remember an episode from Grays Anatomy where they stand in a super hero pose and its supposed to give them confidence

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