The Allure of Wonder Woman – Or the I CAN Do It All Myth

The Womanhood Honor Project

In her amazing book Year of Yes, superstar TV writer Shonda Rhimes talks about a theory out there that women can boost their confidence by gazing at themselves in the mirror while standing in the Wonder Woman pose.

So, of course, after I heard of this theory, I had to test it out. Honestly, it does work. I love the empowerment that rolls through my body as I stand, hands on hips, bold, brilliant smile on my lips, looking the world in the eye and saying Bring. It. On.

This power pose is amazing but…well, while I realize the need for us to hold on to the feeling we get from posing like Wonder Woman, from harnessing our badassery, our strength and amazing power, I have one issue with the Wonder Woman theory.

Me, testing out the Wonder Woman pose.

My issue isn’t so much with the idea that…

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