Being a Wildflower means giving our attention and energy to our real priorities, allowing ourselves to step into the strong and imperfect and beautiful people we are meant to be. Even when it’s hard. Even when it’s unpopular. We do it because we know that life is as short as it is precious and we’ll be damned if someone is going to try to dim our lights. We reach tall toward the sun in hopes others will do the same because we know life is abundant and there’s room in the field for everybody.
With so much noise in the world, it’s difficult to stay clear about just what our priorities are, let alone allow ourselves to really focus on them. In fact if we’re being honest, we have to acknowledge that, sometimes, life is just plain hard. Now and again we all need a little inspiration. That’s what this page is about.
Highlighted here are my favorite Wildflowers of the Month. For a daily dose of inspiration join the #wearewildflowers community on social media by coming on over to Facebook or Twitter, whichever outlet feels better to you (or both!)
While #wearewildflowers is dedicated to strong women and the people who love them, this month’s inspiration is a male couple who took living their truths to a whole new level of style. They may, in fact, be people who love strong women, but I chose them for their relentless commitment to themselves and for their courage to look into the face of assholes and stand firmly in their own light.
To the Gays of #611, we raise our fists in solidarity with you. #wearewildflowers
This month’s inspiration is a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama and her tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou. Mrs. Obama honors Dr. Angelou and the “affirming power of her words” that celebrated and honored women, especially black women, as no one had done before her. Dr. Angelou lived as she hoped others did, with “a call to all of us to embrace our God-given beauty.”
This is Inocente, a 15-year old girl who has grown into a Wildflower before her time. Her art and her spirit are a gift to us all.
Inocente is 15 years old and homeless. She also just launched her first art show.