Strong Woman: What Does It Really Mean? (A Bewakoof Collaboration)

Here’s to strong women,

We may know them

We may be them

We may raise them

I guess everyone will agree with me that strong women is what this world needs. A strong woman is the need of the hour, this generation and the era!

My question is what exactly does it mean to be a strong woman? How do you recognize a female human being as a strong woman? Well according to the Oxford dictionary, the word Strong means “powerful and difficult to resist or defeat” or “not easily disturbed, upset, or affected“.  In a nutshell, a strong woman can be defined as a powerful woman.

 

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Photography – Frameknack  | Styling, conceptualization, makeup and model – Ankita Bardhan

Though I agree with this literal definition but I find this definition very ambiguous. People can interpret it in many ways, thus society has it’s own definitions of a strong woman. Or shall I say, the society has it’s own set of characteristics of a strong woman:-

  • A strong woman is successful in her career.
  • She is calm but emotionally and mentally strong.
  • She is self sufficient and independent.
  • She is not a girly-girl, her traits are more masculine than feminine.
  • She doesn’t crack under pressure and stress.
  • She controls her own destiny.
  • She is a woman with a purpose and knows what exactly she wants in life.
  • She is unapologetically fierce.
  • She has her own standards & needs and she isn’t afraid of voicing them.
  • She is  courageous, a woman with guts.
  • She doesn’t seek validation from the world.
  • And most importantly, she is a fighter.

 

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If you search the term “strong woman” on internet and you will find thousands of articles, listicles describing the characteristics of a strong woman. The world seems to have made a set criteria for a woman to be called strong. If you ask me, everyone of us is strong. Maybe you haven’t recognized our own strength yet. Maybe your strength doesn’t fit in the said standard of this world. But that doesn’t make you any less stronger than the women this society recognizes as strong. We all have our weak moments/phases, falls, fears and that is okay. That. Seriously. Is. Okay!

It is YOU who defines your own strength, nobody else! It’s you who defines who and what is a strong woman for you and you be that woman. Don’t you let the world tell you that you’re weak just because you don’t fit in it’s definition. The world has enough space for you and me and EVERYONE to discover their strengths, grow and prosper.

 

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Moving onto the outfit, I am wearing a printed T-Shirt dress from the uber cool collection of Bewakoof.com. After understanding my personal style, which incorporates elements of minimal and athleisure fashion, they asked me to pick the items I liked from their collection. And I must say their collection is on point, especially the T-shirts for women has some dope designs. They also have a vast collection of Jeans, ShortsTees, Athleisure and Marvel T-Shirts. Needless to say, I was spoilt for choice!

 

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Photography – Frameknack  | Styling, conceptualization, makeup and model – Ankita Bardhan

Outfit Details:-

T-Shirt Dress – Bewakoof

Red checkered shirt – Fab Alley

Black hoodie – H&M

Knee-high socks – Sarojini Nagar Market

Sunglasses – Forever 21

Earrings – Street Shopping

 

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Ankita ❤

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56 thoughts on “Strong Woman: What Does It Really Mean? (A Bewakoof Collaboration)

  1. Ankita, I love the words you wrote about “strong” women. I appreciate how you touched on the different interpretations and definitions of a strong woman! That said, you look totally fierce, bad ass, and powerful in this outfit! I love the t-shirt dress and your braids! Tough as nails, girl! Love!
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  2. Love this strong look on you girl – so powerful! The braids are totally perfect and I love how you describe every woman as being strong 🙂

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  3. Yes girl! I love this girl power and strength. This is such an amazing post because I feel that women are finally recognizing that we are equal to men and if not even stronger than them in some aspects. What a fabulous streetstyle look. Love the flannel and the braids and the thigh high sock combo. xoxo, Christine
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  4. I liked your look but initially it didn’t seem for me as particularly “strong”. But then I thought… “no, ‘girly’ is not the opposite of ‘strong'”. You can be feminine and strong, it’s just the way we think of strength is very stereotypically masculine.

  5. I’m in love with the subject of this blogpost. I always think about Beyonce when I think about a power women. But the fact is we all have power and I think anyone can be a strong women as long as we take care of ourselves and fight for our wants! Let’s run the world X

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