In a World Full of Kardashians, Be a Diana

Allow me to begin by acknowledging that I’m the last person to encourage pitting women against one another. I live and breathe feminism – the type of feminism where both men and women are considered equal – in hopes that some day, future generations will no longer have to worry about being discriminated against, whether it be in the workplace or everyday life, solely based on their gender. But there is something I’ve noticed about our generation (and no, it’s not that we’re lazy or that we suck or spend all of the money that should have gone towards mortgages on avocado toast).

We’ve seemed to lose sight of what really matters in this life.

The title of this blog post is not meant to be an insult to the Kardashians, but rather to serve as a reminder for us to not allow ourselves to get wrapped up in the superficial, insignificant facets of life. Each of us has vastly different aspirations, but as a humanitarian, my ultimate goal is to leave this world in a better place than it was when I found it.

The Kardashians have built immensely successful careers and massive followings over the years; there’s certainly no denying that. If you combined the amount of followers that each one has across all of their social media channels, they would easily surpass the 1 billion mark. They are a family of businesswomen (and men) who have made a lifetime of not-always-admirable-but-ultimately-strategic decisions, landing them exactly where they are today. Although beauty is subjective, I consider all of them to be absolutely stunning. But instead of than choosing to leverage their fame, fortune, and platforms for the greater good, they use them for their own advantage: To increase the ratings of their popular reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, promote their clothing lines, post selfies on a daily basis, and advertise for lesser known brands, who likely paid them a significant amount of money in exchange for the exposure. For the amount of power and influence these women hold in our present-day society, I can’t help but think they’re wasting it.

If Princess Diana were still alive today, July 1st would have marked her 56th birthday. Although her life was tragically cut short due to an accident, Diana was a beautiful, wealthy public figure who dedicated her time on this planet to help improve the lives of those who were underprivileged. She was involved with a number of different organizations and filled her days with philanthropy, championing for organizations like the Greater Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the National Aids Trust. In addition to her strides to help those less fortunate, she was the epitome of style, sophistication and class. An exemplar woman, she taught the rest of us that it’s not necessary to show off our skin in order to be ‘beautiful’. She departed from this world leaving behind an iconic legacy; one that will be remembered for many years to come. 

In the words of Diana herself, “I would like to be a queen in the hearts of the people.”

And that you were.

Shop this look: Top – Gap | Skirt – Express | Heels – Express (similar style)

If life granted you an unlimited amount of money and fame, what would you do with it? Would you spend it on lavish vacations, opulent beachside mansions, and plastic surgery, or would you invest it in helping others and making the world a better place? Just some food for your thoughts.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. July 2, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Love this and you’re so right! Thank you for posting it.

  2. July 3, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Lovely thoughts! Our society has really lost touch with who our real role models should be. xx

    • Michele November 9, 2017 / 1:08 am

      Thank you – and I think so, too!

  3. July 8, 2017 / 7:52 am

    I couldn’t agree more. It saddens me to see selfishness from those who have the most power to do good!

  4. July 10, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Such a lovely write up. I root for Diana too, though can’t say I don’t sneak a peek at the Kardashians every now and then. Such a classic look you have on. Fabulous ?
    Inez | My Small World

  5. July 10, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    So true and on point!!! We should focus on helping and contributing to society not having society focus on us (as an individual)

  6. July 10, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Love this post!!! Yessss be a Diana! LOL oh and I love that pink background. It’s super duper pretty!

    • Michele November 9, 2017 / 1:15 am

      Thank you so much!

  7. July 26, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Thanks for giving some awareness to this situation. I rarely ever think about this kind of issue, but I definitely agree with you! Contributing to the society is very important. 🙂

    • Michele November 9, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  8. Raquel
    November 8, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I like your post especially being a huge admirer of Princess Diana, but what have the Kardashians done to contribute anything to society other than being vain, self-obsessed and very materialistic individuals? I think American society is crumbling before our eyes with a bunch entitled and self -indulgent millennials (I’m 30, so a little older than millennials). I’ve rae so many blogs of men who are even looking elsewhere (Mainly Eastern Europe) for a serious relationship because women in America are such femenists and have lost the softness and femenine appeal they used to have. For example, most women in Poland have conservative values (family first, then career, look and dress femenine) and they’re amazingly strong people because of what they’ve gone through from the destruction from wars to being under communist oppression. But what sets them apart is their understanding of women and men being equal yet DIFFERENT. A women just can’t do everything a man can do. Do you think that if all men stayed at home to raise children and run the household and all women were the majority of the workforce in our world that it would run as smoothly as it does? I doubt it. Not saying women are less than men but we are different and different in a very good way. I also believe men can’t do what we do for our families and household in the same way we can. A smart women supports her husband and believes in him, builds him up making him successful without trying to compete.

    • Michele November 9, 2017 / 1:29 am

      Thanks, Raquel! The point I was trying to make was that the Kardashians haven’t done much to contribute to society at all – and I really, really wish they’d use their power to make a genuine difference. The type of feminism I’ve always believed in puts men and women in a position of equality. Of course, there are certain things only women (the most obvious example being giving birth) and men can do, but for the most part, societal standards have diminished over the last few decades. I grew up with a stay-at-home father so my life experiences are probably a little different from most, but I think women should be able to do whatever they want in life – whether they aspire to bring up a big family at home or fulfill their career dreams – without scrutiny.

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