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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone women could take

    just five minutes out of their day to complete this survey. There are only 10 questions. It is about feminism, strong and brave women, heroines and role models. It is for an important assignment so it would be so much help if you could do this for me. Thank you so much! http...
    gracielynn1 gracielynn1 18-21, F Apr 4

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    My Story

    My first EP story. :) Here goes.. I am only 24 years old, but I have been through a lot and I can proudly say I am a strong and independant woman. :) In my childhood, I was physically abused by my father, lived in shelters and was even homeless at the age of 16, developed a drug...
    seriona seriona 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I got here by myself.

    I did it by myself. My achievements I owe only to God and my mentor, my Mother. My parents raised a strong, independant woman. I don't cry. I have been told I intimidate people (unintentionally, of course). I have no time for weakness. But sometimes, I feel envious of all those...
    OrangeApple85 OrangeApple85 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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    I turned 25 in February

    and decided to take some time to look back on my life and where I am now. And while I'm not exactly where I thought I would be at a quarter of a century old, I can say that I'm proud of what I've achieved. I can afford to live in my own place with no roommates, I take care of my...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 26-30, F 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Can't Afford Not To Be

    I'm the only girl in my house, and I have to be strong for me. I don't have much of a choice. I can't let myself be swept away. Living in a house of guys, I'm expected to be just as strong as they are, if not physically, at least mentally. And I've always been independent. My mom...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Jan 16, 2012

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    Marilyn Monroe said her proudest achievement

    was being able to say she was never a "kept woman"... I think I feel the same way.
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    When you lose something good,

    don’t think of it as a loss, but as an experience that gets you back on the path you were meant to travel...:-)
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Meant To Be

    I have been searching all my life to find my place in the world. I'm still searching. Its such a long journey. I wonder will I ever reach my destiny. The process has been a struggle. In my quest I have found along the way how tough and naturally independent I am. Things that have...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I Am Who I Am

    I am a strong, independent woman. Not because that is what I originally choose, but it was forced upon me. My father’s psychological abuse of my mother, forced her to leave him; so she could fulfill her duties as a mother to me. In my early twenties, I had a choice, I could...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    I've Got The Ovaries To Do This! :d

    Contrary to what people might think, I'm actually not a man hater (well, I do hate some machos I personally know but that is a tiny minority).I respect them.I was raised to respect people:"You don't have to love me, but you will respect me", was my parent's motto.I've even been...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Life Goes On. :)

    Life goes on. As long the stars light up the sky, the moon comes up at night, &the sun rises in the morning, I'm going to live each day like it's my last. I'm going to be happy, I'm going to do the things that make me happy. There's no time for tears, no time for regrets. I'm a...
    jlynn24 jlynn24 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    About Me

    Choleric Oasis Behold her, single in the field Choleric by nature, 'tis her shield Dynamic and active, moves quickly to action Impulsive and decisive, makes rash decisions. Wide-eyed and innocent, too independent, Unemotional - so they say I am sorry, it is hard to say Enjoys...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2012

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    I've been through a lot in life

    but I stayed strong, lively and happy. Pains and hurts are my neighbors but LOVE, KINDNESS and HAPPINESS are my best friends, residing at home...:-))
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Why Do Men Think They Can Tame The Beast

    Now I know I don't have everything all figured out, but I've come to some conclusions during a recent conversation with my 18 year old daughter.  She is a cute little thing with a envious body (bigger breasts than me) and super smart in school.  She was telling me that...
    randomthoughts randomthoughts 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    Maybe Someday

    I would like to be a more dependable person. Someone who knows what she is doing at what is going on around her. At the moment, I'm lucky if I survive the day without tripping on my on feet. It feels like I lack the basic skills in everyday living. Cooking and cleaning, that...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2010

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    I Seek To Worship A Strong And Independent Woman

    i wish to do that because i think She, and all females, are of the Superior Gender. i only hope to be worthy of their affection in return.
    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Apr 2, 2012

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    It is a shame for a woman to grow old without

    ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    ... Because I know my worth

    and what I deserve in life
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    Someday all the pieces will come together.

    Unimaginably good things will transpire in your life, even if everything doesn’t turn out exactly the way you had anticipated. And you will look back at the times that have passed, smile, and ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?”
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Was Raised to Be

    My mother is a very strong and independent woman... so she raised her daughters to be so too. We had no choice or say in the matter. =p My mother asks a lot a questions in her lifetime, so it was of a small wonder that I was born very quizzical myself. Though, I drove my parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    You feel so strong and self sufficient

    that it's hard for you to need/want a man. If you need/want one,your standard will be very high and you don't want to just settle.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response May 24

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    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 25

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    A Global Threat

    This is a mental tune. Real Punk. I love it. The song spoke to me and before I turned 40 I did just this. This was my life, 10 hours a night in a UK cubicle! After 20 years of loyalty to the Biggest Bank in the UK I did indeed discover I was just a number...... I stood up, I...
    living4now living4now 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Throughout my life I'm

    so glad to get through my struggles and try help my problems and throughout the years I'm glad to become strong and independent girl who focus on her life, school, and her future and most of all I ignore the people who are going to bring me down or who going to try ruining my...
    vivienhuang13 vivienhuang13 16-17, F Aug 31, 2014

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    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F Mar 25

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    Don't be a women that needs a man.

    .. Be a women a man needs!!
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    Sitting On a Crown of Thorns...

    Throughout my life I have become a strong and independant woman. It was not a lifestyle choice but a situation thrust upon me in a desperate attempt to survive. Like gasping for air, I crawled my way up from an unhappy previous life and adapted like a chameleon to it's new...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Wonder Woman

    Here I am 28yo.. I have been through everything happen in my life. Yes.. I did.. by myself. I knew that I'm strong.. I'm strong enough to fight my comfort zone... you know.. everything you've ever wanted is right outside your comfort zone.. Wonder woman is not enough if I'm doing...
    flyingfish19 flyingfish19 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    I'm a Sucker For Rosie

    Everytime I see that poster/pic, it just makes me feel good. Its almost like an instant pep talk. Am I alone here? 
    DuskBeforeDawn DuskBeforeDawn 26-30, F Sep 7, 2009

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    Ness

    A brief history. I divorced a few years ago now, my husband was an alcoholic gambler. We had two beautiful daughters who are now 18 and 21. The eldest went off to university and returned 3 years later with an honours degree. The youngest (being most like her father) hated me for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 64 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    It's important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. It's attractive to me when a woman is doing what...
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    I am not feminist, nor do I want to be. This is not a political issue but a personal one. I am a strong woman because of the things I have dealt with in my life. I am strong woman...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am pro-choice. About everything. I live and let live! I seriously dislike it when someone tries to impose their beliefs or morals on others. Simply put, it's called tolerance and...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 8 Responses May 21

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    I am a strong woman polished by time and my own experiences. I am frank but I say my words with kindness as much as I can. I stick to what I believe is right but I bend a little...
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    I am very much a Dominate male and my nature disposition is to take the lead. I've trained as both a submissive and Dominate. Every once in a while I get a craving to be...
    AutheSouls AutheSouls 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I can't believe that the other woman thinks that it is "okay" for a man single or married to cheat with her on his girlfriend or wife...basically afflicting pain on another woman...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 4 Responses May 8

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    "We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational and so disciplined they...
    MatureBabe MatureBabe 56-60, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I am a strong woman. Intelligent. If you don't like me or my decisions I don't care. Pay my bills.. Then you can tell me what to do..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14

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    Actually I am not the other woman , don't know where this story fits . Well the story is about my father . He is not a bad man or a bad father . My mother is also not bad...
    ordinarymomof2 ordinarymomof2 36-40, F 9 Responses May 21

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    It is a faithful saying, what you endure will make you stronger. I am a witness to this. I can say that some of my strongest oppositions molded me into a very strong and...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 7

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    My dad was never there for me growing up as a child, even though he lived in the same village as us. Watching my mother raise six children on her own was not easy. My brothers and...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F May 5