Holly Dagres – Middle East commentator, world traveler, and joooon. Here’s what she has to say:
You know the song, “Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child? The likes of those kind of lyrics are what I live by. Even better, the unknowing feminist, Margaret Thatcher had a good line (I’m not a Thatcherite by the way),
“I will never be one of those women, who stays silent and pretty on the arm of her husband. Or remote and alone in the kitchen doing the washing up for that matter. One’s life must matter. Beyond all the cleaning, cooking and the children – one’s life must matter more than that… I will not die washing a teacup.”
Ironically, Lady Gaga had an even more concise quote, “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
Point being, that’s the kind of motto I live by.