When I was 8 years old, I stumbled across this strange looking cartoon with a whiny girl who had impossibly large eyes and a talking black cat. What the heck was this?
But at the end of half an hour, I was hooked.
It’s silly to say a show is life-changing, but I’d be remiss if I said Sailor Moon was anything but. Even growing up in one of the most “progressive” countries in the world, Sailor Moon was revolutionary for me, and still is.
Here you have a girl who loves frilly things, and cries when life gets hard, is klutzy and has an unabashed love of all things sweet. But she was NEVER ashamed to be anything other than who she was.
And it just so happened that she was the most powerful being in the universe, too. She had the ability to build and destroy worlds by simply wishing it to be so. And while she did have a gorgeous prince at her side, she didn’t need him to protect her. He was simply there because he wanted to be. Because he loved a girl who had changed his entire world.
Usagi loved everyone. Without hesitation. And was willing to risk everything time and time again to prove that every life had value, a complete contradiction to the greater good mentality that is so prominent, today.
She stood up for what she believed in, and, yeah, she was scared out of her mind sometimes, but who isn’t? And that was, perhaps, the most powerful thing about Usagi. She wasn’t some mythical creature you could only envision in your head. She was YOU. She was ME. She was beautifully flawed, and loved herself anyway.
If that’s not a life-changing lesson, I don’t know what is.
The whole Sailor Senshi Girl Gang together! It just hit me how I haven’t posted them all together in badass glory. I’m looking into getting them all made into awesome charms and/or stickers cuz this is what I need in my life