Today's Woman Warrior nomination goes to Megan Kinney. When asked what it means to be a Woman Warrior, Megan responded, "I believe that there exists an unbroken spirit in every one of us: a reserve of super-power enabling extraordinary action in the face of physical or mental adversity. In Finland, they would call this sisu, a cultural concept that begins where perseverance and grit ends. It feels like a second wind of toughness after reaching what feels like your mental or physical limits of capability.
I was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a progressive illness that threatens to rob me of the life I was given. I draw on the sisu deep within me to stand tall against the odds and every day I set my sights beyond any perceived limitations and into what might be, taking action to transform barriers into frontiers.
When I was little, all my friends would dream about what they wanted to be when they grew up. I just wanted to be able to grow up! My one simple dream. But now with the help of science and medical advancements, here I am standing in my future. And I don't intend to waste any minute of it.
I welcome the opportunity to live outside of my comfort zone, and rival adversity with optimism, love, hard work, strength, joy, and above all kindness. I am a woman warrior with sisu and I believe in this innate strength of character that lives deep within each and every one of us. "
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Lots of Love + Success,
Ashley + Paige