This bad ass.
Her name is Rebekah Gregory and on April 15th 2013 a bomb was set off at the Boston Marathon that killed 3 and wounded 260. Ms Gregory was one of them. She has undergone 35 operations and lost a leg, but as you know, Kick Ass Women just say….‘AND?’
We do have Paul McCartneys ex-wife, Heather Mills to thank for this outlook to some degree. When she lost her leg in a police motor cycle accident she showed people, women especially who are mostly judged by their looks, that beauty and strength starts from within. Now y’all know I don’t do drippy sentimental cr*p, but it’s true, if you don’t insist you are everything you wish to be, (including beautiful) it doesn’t radiate outwards. No one is going to believe what you say, (including you) if your body language is saying something completely different.
Miss Heather said, ‘I was strong and beautiful with two legs and guess what – even with one leg I still am!’ (I’m paraphrasing), then started negotiating from her hospital bed to sell her police accident story to the highest bidder – without an agent! Total bad-ass.
As I tried to tell a young adversary in a conversation the other day – everything we do is a choice. You can choose to be an eternal victim or an eternal survivor. Ms Gregory and Ms Mills chose not to make their missing limbs something that ruins their lives, but something that enhances them. Sure they might have some off days – but who doesn’t?
Rebekah Gregory was nearly killed 2 years ago. Look at that smile and tell me who won.
Folks, you are not going to believe this woman’s story! You see, I rather like doing this whole Bad Ass Women bit because there is this continuing historical stench of suggestion that women are the weaker sex because they lack the physique of men. Well…sometimes, it isn’t just about God-given physique and more what you do with what you’ve got. Read her story at the click. Her single-minded, hard boiled determination will blow your mind!
In a world of people now made famous for doing nothing, who then flit from pillar to post searching for something to be good at belatedly, it is always refreshing to come across people who are just good at what they do first and foremost. Margaret Moth was one of those people. Mothers who seek kick-ass role models for their girls could do worse than look in the direction of Ms Moth’s unflinching legacy.
No BS. No fan fare. No sob stories. No selfies…
If you didn’t know Margaret Moth find out why she kicks ass here.