Friday, February 11, 2011

Smart Chicks Wear Stilettos!

A male friend recently said to me: Chicks who wear red lipstick and stilettos look good, but usually have little substance. Huh?  Now, I proudly confess…I’m a girly girl (sticks out chest).  I love to shop, wear stilettos, buy make-up, bake cookies and anything else that screams GIRL! And yes, I love the color pink! I thank LJC (Lord Jesus Christ) daily for making me a woman.  *Side Note: He really outdid himself when he made us women. Yes He did.*  But that’s just one side of me.  And like most women, I have many sides. 
Like any other red-blooded American girl, I love a good shoe sale at Nordstrom’s. But I get equally excited about a town hall meeting with my Congressman; even more hyped about teaching a class full of 6th graders on Junior Achievement day.  I love pedicures, but on any given Saturday, you’ll find me at my neighborhood Barnes & Noble with a good book and an even better caramel macchiato.  Get the picture?  
So guys, don’t let the stilettos and red (or pink) lipstick fool you!  Take a sec to get to know a woman.  Don’t judge a book by its cover. Take time to learn what’s inside. You just might be surprised by what you find.                                               
                          ** Famous Smart Chicks Who Rock Stilettos **
Madonna, Pop Culture Icon
Kimora Lee Simmons, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Top Model, etc.
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Invesments, LLC

Angelina Jolie, Philanthropist, Actress
Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing
Candace Bushnell, Best-selling Author (Sex and the City, etc.)
Dr. Lisa Masterson, Women’s Healthcare Pioneer (featured on The Doctors)
Judge Glenda Hatchett, TV Personality, Author, Philanthropist
Sarah Jessica Parker, Hollywood Power-Player
Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing


  1. Nice post. Brains + Beauty is the perfect combination!

  2. Excellent post. A few thoughts:

    No 1 person can make a judgment such as "girls that wear stilettos (etc.) are of little *substance*." That is called a heuristic, but I am sure this person was simply speaking on their experiences. Moreover, just because you are a certain way (and I have known you for a long time, and there is nothing average or ordinary about you) does not mean that you are not an exception to a rule. Of course there is a likelihood that there are others like you, but that could be hard to find.

    All this being said, we all have our biases, our preconceived notions. The key is managing them and not allowing them to blind us. So this argument cuts both ways; ladies don't judge me when I am in my A hat, jeans, white tee, and freshly crisp Adidas. That is a part of who I am (real Southwest Atlanta too Strong). I don't have to rock my Ralph Lauren dress shoes (straight from Argentina), purple label tie and versace business wear shirt (with the matching cuff links) everyday, we all have different dimensions and we have to embrace them all (within reason of course).


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