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2 – I hated 90% of my bosses. There are maybe 2 bosses over the last decade of working that I can say I really liked. As people, I liked maybe 50% of them because finding someone that can elevate you instead of berate you is surprisingly uncommon. So that’s why as a newly autonomous women, I decided that my last boss (who was one of the good ones) is the final boss I will ever have. In Girl Boss, Sophia has to get medical insurance so she takes a job at an art school to help out and when she was finally able to quit she left her boss a note thanking him for being the best and last boss she ever has (if this spoils the show for you I’m sorry but I’m not intentionally giving away the plot line). Even though I felt that I always worked well in a space where I had a boss, I outgrew it because my industry was growing with me. Reinventing the wheel can’t be micromanaged unfortunately so instead of shaming myself for having bosses for so long, I’m taking in everything I learned from them. The good and the bad, because I know I will be the boss one day. 

3 – My femininity is not to be tamed. Over the last decade, I have secretly cried at work, been yelled at by clients, experienced a litany of shocking experiences that I could write a comedy sketch over. But at the end of the day, I stopped being able to suppress myself to fit a mold. I have been a very empathetic and animated human my whole life and for my industry, it either works or it doesn’t. Pushing through work while I’m genuinely sick or running on empty is something I refuse to do anymore. When I was 24, I was working a double shift when all of a sudden I had felt myself go numb from the waste down. I excused myself from my facial to go to the bathroom and found that something was very wrong. Once I finished my treatment I asked if I could go home and explained, in graphic detail, what was happening. I was told I had 45 minutes to “take care of it” because my clients couldn’t be moved to other available estheticians on the schedule. Mind you I was working 12 hours that day and I just said; “okay” and found myself back at my job 45 minutes later greeting my next client with a smile. The fact that I could do this is superhuman but the fact that I had to do this was inhumane. We should never have to suppress our pain regardless of our work. Our society doesn’t treat female issues the same way unfortunately as we are taught to grin and bear it. It’s ridiculous because pain is pain, and as a service provider, my clients can tell. They know when I’m off and they don’t deserve to take on the energy I can’t help but emit. I no longer will feel sorry for my body and my empathy. I am a better person for my ability to rise above from my experiences but I promised myself that my health and wellbeing will always be my number one priority. The girl boss connection to this lesson wasn’t specified in just one scene, it just felt as a whole that Sophia was going to put herself first no matter how many times she was called a narcissist or self centered. She knew her destiny. 


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