I love America's Next Top Model. But let me just say, I would never EVER want to live in a house full of skinny, competitive, hormonal chicks. Even if I did manage to make on the show (as the stereotypical "plus-sized" model, of course), I'd be the one stompling around throwing steaks at everyone and telling them to grow up.
Not such good television.
But Tyra is always yammering on about being FIERCE. From what I can tell, it's either a look, an attitude or just an adjective. ("Girl, that bag is FIERCE!") It's kind of become a running joke on the show. It does get a little old, but I think the underlying meaning is kind of cool.
Instead of being strong, confident and independent, a woman can just be FIERCE. That is, a force to be reckoned with.
I was thinking about this last night surrounded by old friends and work colleagues at Jaleo. Lately, I've been totally humbled by the strength of my friends. I've witnessed the dissolution of marriages, lost pregnancies, transitions to new jobs, growth and maturation a well deserved relationship, and the discovery of new paths.
I have been so blessed to be surrounded by FIERCE women from all backgrounds and ages my entire life. I never thought when I moved here that I would be able to re-create that circle, but as it turns out, fierce women are everywhere.
I just wish I'd come up with the term before Tyra co-opted it for her evil ways.