This one is a little all over the place as it's dealing with something I'm still working out myself: Being a woman. Particularly being a woman in what has predominantly been a male-dominated industry.
Yep. I've done a lot of crazy-a**-sh** in my life and am seen as independent and adventurous. The Gen-X generation looked like it was "no holds barred" for us girls- but looks can be deceiving. I had no idea until recently how much energy I was having to use to fight against the core beliefs that "I couldn't do it" nor was "I allowed to do it". I am finally getting a glimpse of the big ole rock I've been pushing uphill when it comes to convincing people that a woman-- particularly a pretty blonde one- can get sh** done!
PS: this is not an us against them rant. Just an acknowledgement of how I am coming to understand a shifting reality. My dude collaborators rock!!!