Wow! What a week of women dominating news with #TINYWIN experiences that can inspire you. From Taylor Swift explaining feminism to her fans to Jordin Sparks handling a public breakup with grace, celebrities are setting examples that can inspire you to have #TINYWIN moments too.
Taylor Swift, 24, Jordin Sparks, 24, Amal Alamuddin, 36, Chelsea Clinton, 34, and Lena Dunham, 27, have all made major headlines over the past few days, for very different reasons. But each should be taking time out to applaud themselves privately for having a #TINYWIN!
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These women may be known around the world but that doesn’t mean that they have given themselves credit for their accomplishments.
As women, we all tend to overlook when we’ve had a success, whether it’s large or small. But don’t you think it’s time to give yourself a break and take a moment to congratulate yourself when you’ve had a win — even if it’s small — like finishing a project at work or planning a fun birthday party for your child?
Taylor and Amal are probably just like us and they need to acknowledge their #TINYWIN achievements too.
To get you started on recognizing the #TINYWINS in your own life, take a read about what these world-famous women have done.
Amal Alumuddin: has had loads of huge wins in her career as a high-profile, human rights-focused attorney. And some would say that getting Hollywood’s most dedicated bachelor, George Clooney, 53, to give up his single life is actually her biggest accomplishment because she truly achieved the impossible — ha!
But I’d like to recognize her extreme grace under worldwide scrutiny during her four-day wedding weekend in Venice, Italy.
Most brides suffer an enormous case of the jitters before they walk down the aisle in front of their friends and family. But they don’t have to also contend with a pack of paparazzi, a throng of celebrity guests and global press reporting on her every outfit and move during her high-profile wedding festivities.
Nevertheless, Amal was a sea of calm next to her fiancé and then husband. She smiled and waved to all her fans every time she appeared in public and yes, her perfectly planned wardrobe was classy and stunning.
For Amal’s calm and grace under pressure, I give her a #TINYWIN.
Taylor Swift: is used to public attention and to being a role model for millions of girls and young women. She is used to performing in concert and at award shows, without a hint of nerves.
She is used to sharing her personal experiences and emotions and giving advice to fans in her songs — most recently in “Shake It Off.”
She isn’t known, however, for speaking out about women’s rights. But that’s just what she did when she stood up for feminism and for Emma Watson, 24, who gave a powerful speech to the UN on women’s rights.
Young women need to understand what being a feminist really is, Taylor told TV host Guy A. Lepage on the French Canadian TV show Tout le Monde en Parle on Sept. 28.
“They think it means something angry or disgruntled … and that’s not it at all. It simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities. And to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women.”
To Taylor for explaining the true definition of feminism to her millions of female followers, I give a #TINYWIN.
Chelsea Clinton: had the sweetest of #TINYWIN experiences when she gave birth to her first child — a baby daughter, Charlotte – with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, 36, on Sept. 27.
But her real #TINYWIN was the beautiful way that she shared her personal joy. She understood that as the daughter of former President Bill Clinton, 68, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 66, she couldn’t ignore public interest in her precious arrival.
So without any waiting or personal drama, she simply tweeted the news that: “Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude, as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.”
Then she shared personal photos of herself with Marc and her baby and her parents with Charlotte, the very next day. To top off her openness, the whole happy family posed outside her hospital on Sept. 29, for all the world to get photos.
Thank you, Chelsea, for sharing your #TINYWIN!
Jordin Sparks Is A Beacon Of Positivity
Jordin Sparks: couldn’t have felt terrific when word leaked out that her boyfriend of three years, Jason DeRulo, had unceremoniously split from her and then implied in interviews that it was because she was pressuring him to marry.
The timing couldn’t have been worse because the American Idol winner was about to start promoting her starring role in the new film Left Behind.
But did the 24-year-old singer break down or get mad and try to get even? No, she did not. Instead, Jordin has been a beacon of positivity after the breakup, tweeting to her fans on Sept. 26, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Since then, she told HollywoodLife.com in an exclusive interview that when things get tough in life, she’s not going to “sit down and cry about it.”
Jordin, that’s the way to handle a super tough emotional situation, and for that you get a #TINYWIN.
Lena Dunham: has shared her life experiences and even her naked body as an actress and writer for the HBO hit TV series Girls.
But with the publication of her new book, Not That Kind of Girl, she finally opens up about her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and explains how she discovered the importance of therapy in helping her cope with that disorder.
She advises young women struggling with personal issues themselves to not be afraid to get therapy.
For sharing her OCD struggles in order to help other young women who have issues, Lena deserves a #TINYWIN.
Now HollywoodLifers, it’s time to look at your own successes in your lives — small and large — and say, yes, I have #TINYWIN moments and I’m going to appreciate them now!
— Bonnie Fuller
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