The world we currently live in has not been supportive nor accepting of women who speak up. We’re taught to be silent, to be smaller, to occupy less space. For myself, as a child, I was told not to do things because they weren’t “ladylike.” As an adult this means that I do not know how to change a tire on my car (I’m working on changing that).

The poem “Shrinking Women” by Lily Myers brights to the forefront the difference in the way we raise our daughters versus our sons.

I rewatched Breakfast at Tiffany’s last night for probably the seventy-fifth time, but each time I watch it, I find myself more intrigued by Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and her glamorous lifestyle. The film is not without its faults, but Holly’s charmed lifestyle is, perhaps, not without its lessons for the modern woman. I learned a thing or two from Holly that I’d like to share with you.