Nefertiti – an Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty, Nefertiti ruled alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, during the mid – 1300s B.C.
Nefertiti, whose name means “a beautiful woman has come,” The king and his head queen seem to be inseparable in relief’s, often shown riding in chariots together and even kissing in public. It has been stated that the couple may have had a genuine romantic connection, a dynamic not generally seen in depictions of ancient pharaohs. They had six daughters. Nefertiti was perhaps one of the most powerful women ever to have ruled. Her husband went to great lengths to display her as an equal. In several relief’s she is shown wearing the crown of a pharaoh or smiting her enemies in battle.
I really admire this woman for what she symbolized way back in the day. I also understand in my own way that with all this glamour and drama Nefertiti comes across and sounds just like every other women that I encounter everyday of my life. But maybe the question should be, do we feel, act and respond like the queens that we are? And if not, who took our voice and our opinions away from us because as demonstrated, empowered women is not something new!!!
Currently we have powerful women in our societies that battle on a daily basis to survive in the male dominated environment (boys clubs) called the workplace, sometimes it is referred to as the societal environment and in more simple terms is the old familiar environment of home. Even in these familiar surroundings we are exposed to battles…My experience with women is also that we don’t just battle for the sake of taking on the challenge but that we will do everything to conquer and be victorious in the process. Women are born warriors and this is not determined by time, place or city.
I see and speak to beautiful women on a daily basis. Women that will never accept the pure compliment that they are breathtakingly beautiful. Allow me to be vain for a moment because this reference is to the outer appearance of the women. Why is the simply pleasure not embraced and enjoyed? Why must a gift be termed vain? Why should beautiful women be made to feel scared if this is not the truth of the matter? Queens are not scared and mocked. They are praised and loved and they glow from top to bottom.
We tend to love what we do, when we do it. We do not see our daily battles and struggles as owning great power, but rather as the inward ability to bring about a change that will benefit our families, our environment and our societies. God gave women the strength to give life and the sensitivity to love her children unconditionally. Being a woman is being special. We are not always appreciated or valued but we will always do what is required even if it will be to our detriment.
In the month of August we celebrate every strong women, we know our power and we will embrace our outer beauty. We are queens in our own right, we might still have to learn our value and we know the pressure of being perfect can be crippling. So let’s take a step back and focus on all the things we do right. Love yourself because you are who you are. Be patient with yourself first, because you are human.
Have a beautiful fun filled woman’s day my queen.
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