The Truth About Girls: Breaking Molds, Shaking the World and Inspiring Others

October 28, 2017



Let's be honest, growing up is kind of sad.  And scary.  Everyone says we're free, but at the same time, we are constantly told what to look like, talk like, eat like, think like.  It's overwhelming!

I often think of Meghan Trainor's song, I'm a Lady.

And I don't look like them (But I ain't worried about it)
I don't talk like them (But I ain't worried about it)
I know I'm a gem
I ain't worried about it, I ain't worried about it'
Cause I'm a lady

You are beautiful, 'cause you're a lady. 




If you put a watermelon in a mold, it will grow into that shape.  Pretty cool, right?  You can make hearts, put your company brand, all you need is the proper mold.  But if you ask me, I like watermelons a lot better when they grow naturally.  Some long, some round.  All different.

Girls are the same way, if you put them in molds they will never grow to their full potential.  We need the freedom to play pretend, run around, and not look stylish.  I love painting my nails and feeling clean and tidy, but more than that, I love the wind blowing through my hair, the feeling of mud between my toes and not caring what I look like, because I am free.

We are kids, and I want to stay one.  We are young, and gentle, but gentility does not equal powerlessness.  Let's live in the sunshine, laugh, let our hearts beat with passion.  I'm not going to grow up and become boring.  I will be ladylike when it's the proper time to be, but not always.  I'm going to dance around if I feel like it.  I'm going to spread kindness like wildflowers, but I won't let people walk all over me.   I won't just break the molds society thrusts on is, I will burn them.




"She never looked nice: she looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."

Let's look like art together, fix each other’s crowns, live in the sunshine and be children.  Let's give this world something to feel, something bigger than any of us.  Something everyone must find themselves.  Jesus.  


My goal with February Fairy, is to help girls break the molds society has put on us.  There are much better things to be than 'pretty'.
  God made us perfectly, so we can stop worrying about what we look like.  We're going to be smart, clever, funny, strong, happy and hardworking.  We are going to shake the world.     

#shaketheworld  #burnmolds #feelsomething - feel free to share the hashtags.  Everyone needs to know they are loved and powerful, because God is in us.

~ Ella Marie



Have you ever felt the need to hurry and grow up?  Will you look like art with me and burn molds?  Do you want to read more posts like this?  How will you shake the world?

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28 comments

  1. This post was oozing with girl power and I LOVED it!! Your blog is already off to a brilliant and amazing start! Can’t wait to read more of your posts 😊❤️

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much, Sasha! Eee, thanks!

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  2. Pip! You aren't named Pip!

    There are reasons I don't go on vacation often- I love the layout of the site, oh my goodness! It's beautiful.

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    1. Haha (I'm not really named Ella either, but that's highly classified).

      Thank you!!!

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  3. Ahh, this was such a good post! And it's only your second!

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  4. Ella~
    Ok, so you've met Em of course, but I'm Ivy from 2G2M. Just wanted to stop by and check out your blog. I absolutely LOVE it. I can't believe this is only your second post. It really resonated with me. Beautiful job. I'm usually not the best about staying up-to-date with other people's blogs, but this is a real gem. I absolutely cannot wait to read more.
    ~Ivy:)

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    1. Yay! It's great to meet you too! Thank you! *blushes* You're the best!

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  5. I love love love this message! Girl power for the win. :)

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  6. Wow, I love this! Never lose that wonder. I love the line, "Fix each other's crowns" by the way! That's an awesome reminder of where our true beauty, strength and identities lie - in Christ. This was rad!!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! So do I, I read something like it, so it wasn't totally original. Yes, I wasn't even realizing I was pointing to that, but yes! Thank you! <3

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  7. Feeling like you need to hurry and grow up..boy did I feel that way in high school. I wanted to get started on my life. Now 4-8 years later, I still feel like I haven't really started my life.

    I loved your watermelon metaphor, Ella! That's true, being ladylike doesn't mean losing all your fun!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. I go through times when I really want to, but then I realize, this may be the best part of my life, so why waste it wishing for something different?

      Thank you, Catherine! Definitely not. No one can stop me from being rambunctious from time to time. ;)

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  8. This is AWESOME, Ella! So powerful! I LOVE that one-liner, "burn the mold". Thanks for such an epic and powerful post! So important to let Jesus shine through in what we do and shake the world His way instead of confining to the world's view of us. Love it!!

    --Madi

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you! I was listening to this one song, Girl on Fire when I wrote it, so I think that's what inspired me. Absolutely. God is the fire, all we have to do is let Him shine through.

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  9. So excited for your lovely new blog:) <3

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  10. Great post, Ella!

    I really want to grow up fast, but I guess I have to wait for God's timing.

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    1. I do sometimes too. It's hard to wait, but I think it's worth it. Plus, growing up will never change who we are in the long run. Thanks for the comment, dear!

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  11. I found your blog from the numerous interviews all of my favorite bloggers have been doing! This post is amazing and so so so true and I'm excited to see your new posts!

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  12. "I love the wind blowing through my hair, the feeling of mud between my toes and not caring what I look like, because I am free." > > > I feel this line so so much. Wow, it's beautiful. This post is beautiful!

    k.

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    1. That means so much to me. Thank you, Kiera!

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    1. Ahh, thank so much! By the way, I love your name.

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  14. PREACH PREACH PREACH!!!! *tosses confetti and waffles because this post was awesome* I love everything you said here... you're RIGHT ON! "We are young, and gentle, but gentility does not equal powerlessness." I feel like this is soooo important, because we live in an age when the "strong female" has to be super mean and wear leather jackets and punch people in the face... UM THAT'S NOT THE DEFINITION OF STRONG. Strong is exactly what you said: reaching your full potential, and being your beautiful self, not letting people walk all over you but also not caring what haters say. in short: I LOVE YOUR MESSAGE AND YOUR BLOG. :') Keep being awesome, Ella Marie. You are shining the light of Christ and the world needs your words so much <33333

    rock on,
    abbiee

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    1. Thank you, Abbiee! I know! I bugs me when people say strong females have to act a certain way. THANK YOU, DEAR! THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!

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