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Who Run This Mother?

The upcoming holiday, and maybe even this neverending, misty rain, had me pensively contemplating all week long about how truly remarkable women and mothers are. I kept this in mind late afternoon Wednesday, as I wandered the sweet, sun-washed streets of Soho. 

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Along the way, I stumbled upon a beautiful bicycle that matched my armor perfectly and reignited my desire for one for myself. Nearby, a quote adorned the brick wall that made me smile. Though the phrase and its bicycle companion were advertisements for a boutique, they lit up my path with fun.

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SIDE NOTE and off topic: After this, I stopped into Sant Ambroeus for the most incredible almond milk latte, accompanied by a truffled egg salad sandwich on a crispy croissant (I never gave a SHIT about egg salad before this). 

Upon making it to the Apple Store, my intended eventual destination, I sat down and was surrounded by many women of all ages – all eager to hear about Sophia Amoruso’s success story and her new book, #GIRLBOSS. She, the founder of Nasty Gal, started hustling vintage wares on Ebay and 7 years later and before the age of 30, turned it into a business worth $140+ million dollars. She spoke as if she was your ride-or-die girlfriend, telling it like it is, without sugarcoating anything. But, what I found most awesome about her is that she’s happily empowering other women to take charge of their lives and their fortes…to work really hard on your own terms – to be GIRLBOSSES. 

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(Sophia Amoruso speaking to me about perseverance while simultaneously proving the chic power haircut of all time is the bob)

After, my great friend Christina, a beautiful, full time working wife and mother of two, was blocks away at the Ivanka Trump Boutique for a fund raiser. It was great catching up with my hard working hot mama, toasting with well-deserved glasses of wine and ending the night at the delicious Mercer Kitchen. 

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What I gathered from that day is that all women are undeniably strong (natural, drugless births, or births in general, and full-time jobs – totally doing the “We’re Not Worthy” bow down to my cousin Alpin), super powerful (running companies and households) and incredibly smart (amen to the college grads and especially that lady with the makeup printer). I love the idea of real women uplifting each other and inspiring one another, because gossip, judgement and bullying are wasted energies.

Mothers are women epitomized – extraordinary creatures, even super heroines, who are truly selfless, patient, hardworking, loving and beautiful from the inside and out. My amazing mother, Mama Turka, has always been my hilarious, exemplary motivation for many parts of my life, particularly tenacity.

So, cheers to all of the baby mamas. Cheers to women everywhere. And to answer Beyonce’s question of who run the world, the answer is, and always will be, GIRLS.

mama Turka(Sunset beach walks with my Mama Turka are my favorite!)

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, today and every day!

Posted by Olga Turka at 2014/05/09 7:36 PM No Comments
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