- Sophia Amoruso
- Nasty Gal
The above 4 items are how I spent my time a couple of weekends ago. I have written, and deleted, and written, and deleted this post more times than I care to admit. I just have so many feelings about this new Netflix series.
I have been following Sophia Amoruso for about 3 years. I have a huge girl crush on her, and I read her book #girlboss, at least once a month. As cliché as this sounds, she is just so damn inspiring to me.
Yes, in the recent year or so she has gotten some flack over firing women for being pregnant (who knows if this is true, and if it is, I have some very STRONG feelings about it, but that’s for another time), she stepped down as CEO, and resigned as chairwoman as Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. She has been dealt a shitty hand, but life’s not fair, and I believe she would be the first one to tell you that. This is why I love her so much. Sure her story can come off as your typical rags to riches tale, but she owns all of her failures just as much as her successes, this to me is why she is such a badass.
To say she is a role model to me, well, she isn’t. Like I stated above, there is some pretty sketchy stuff about her company in the press and if any of it is true, I’m not down with it. The only role model I have is Kathy Dobesh, because she has mad sloppy joe skills, and is the smartest lady I know.
I’m getting off topic.
Back to why I am obsessed with this little show called girlboss. I just love a good story about a girl who nobody believes in, who nobody thinks will go anywhere, and she ends up proving everyone wrong. Now this isn’t to say I think I am in THAT kind of situation. But I do know what if feels like to have people doubt you, and unlike her, I usually believe them. Not anymore though, I fully accept my weirdness, I give ZERO F*CKS (sorry mom) about anyone who doesn’t. Sophia created something from nothing, she was focused and worked hard and even now as she struggles a bit, she owns that and I can only anticipate what we might see from her next!
So, to all my girlbosses out there….be your badass selves, F the haters, chase all your crazy dreams and don’t be afraid to let that freak flag fly HIGH!!!!