The strongest and the most powerful thought is to believe in oneself. What others think and presume cannot change your capability and the ability , it might bog you down for a while ,but ultimately as fragrance of a flower cannot be caged,so your qualities can't be either.
As a woman you might succumb to several pressures or feel guilty of walking on a path lesser traveled or chosen, yet believe in yourself and your dream to walk forward and live the moments which bring happiness and liveliness in your life.
Every corner of the world has a kind of inhibition when a woman leads ,but it takes one small step of faith and this turns to be a giant leap. Whether the wagging tongues or hypocritic minds support your work or not, these will tend to stop once you are unaffected by their words.
There was a poem by Maya Angelou called" I rise ". I catch the first line and create a new verse out of it.
"You may write me down in history
On pages white with colourful assumptions
Yet I will not abhor
Neither scream or yell
But paint in true words my nomenclature
You can be anyone
who bogs me down
While I soar high on clear clouds in azure;
my flight is destined
And I have the courage to flap
my wings stronger
Like the intrinsic art of an artist’s expression
I shall glow as a sparkled jewel
Even when lying in the gravels of nature
You may write me down in history
I will still shine in golden splendor."