My #MondayMotivation in the form of motivational women from my life thus far. Thank you @2moms-0fucks for the idea! I’m picking four and tagging four for funsies
Ginger Rogers - Actress, dancer, mold-breaker, best remembered as Fred Astair’s partner but won a Best Actress Academy Award and numerous pay battle all on her own thank you very much. My first big screen obsession, fashion crush and all around heroine/
Laura Bates - Activist and founder of the Everyday Sexism project, taught me not to minimise the small stuff, to fight all my battles and to do so gracefully, fairly and without fear. Changed my mind and also encouraged me to be open to changing it again, in the fight against misogyny, we must adapt if we have any hope of winning.
Misty Copeland - Dancer. A late starter in the dance world, she was told she’d never make make it but through determination, talent and sheer fore of will became the first African American principal at the American Ballet Theatre. Dances in her own way, in her own skin and has changed the shape of modern ballet for the better.
Gillian Anderson - Actress, activist and current inspiration. Open in discussion of her flaws she nevertheless refuses to allow anyone to put her down because of them. Laughs at herself readily but also is her own greatest champion. Unfiltered, unafraid to admit that she gets scared, comfortingly human and yet exceptional too.
Clarke: FYI, I’m telling my coworkers that we’re dating so this creep will stop hitting on me AT WORK
Bellamy: You can’t just leave it at that. How creepy are we talking? You know if I don’t get specifics my mind jumps straight to the worst-case scenario.
Clarke: It’s not that big a deal? Mostly just annoying But he won’t take no for an answer so I told him I had a boyfriend
Bellamy: Not a girlfriend?
Clarke: They know I’m bi already because I ranted about gross stereotypes at the Christmas party It’s why they instituted a two-drink limit And if he doesn’t respect my hard “no” I doubt he’ll respect my girlfriend’s so Boyfriend
Bellamy: You sure you don’t want to date him? He sounds like a charmer.
Clarke: I was sure the first fifteen times he asked and my decision hasn’t wavered. I wouldn’t have even mentioned it to you except I know Anya comes to the bar sometimes and I didn’t want you to blow my cover
Bellamy: Consider your cover secure.
Clarke: Thanks. I owe you one.
Bellamy: What are fake boyfriends for?
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(Wednesday, Feb 8)
Bellamy: I see you got my flowers.
Clarke: They’re hard to miss seeing as they take up MY WHOLE CUBICLE It smells like a rainforest My allergies are killing me Seriously. Why.
Bellamy: Can’t I just show my fake girlfriend that I appreciate her? Why must you always assume I have ulterior motives?
Clarke: Because I know how expensive flowers can be and you’re the biggest coupon-clipping Scrooge I know
Bellamy: I’m helping! I’m just trying to back up your story, Princess.
Clarke: You’re just trying to embarrass me in front of my coworkers is what you’re doing
Bellamy: Remember that time you made me do karaoke with you? Some might consider us even now.
Clarke: You know Valentine’s Day is next week right? If you do something like this on a random Wednesday, you’re going to have to do something for that too or else Cage will think we’ve broken up
Bellamy: So I’m going to have to top myself is what you’re saying.
Clarke: I don’t think that’s what I said at all
Bellamy: If you insist, Princess.
Clarke: I don’t insist. I STRONGLY DO NOT INSIST.
Bellamy: Unrelated question: what song would you most like to have serenaded to you?
Clarke: If that’s how it’s gonna be then start preparing yourself Cause it’s on, Blake