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7 Ways To Tell If You Are A Bad-Ass Woman

Yep, OK, so I've used a bunch of gifs and fictional characters here to illustrate my point. But hey, I hope these seven signs from these snazzy ladies inspire some of you, too. Gentlemen: Take note.

7 Ways To Tell If You Are A Bad-Ass Woman

1. When you don't self-deprecate, put yourself down, or play down your achievements.

Let's quit the putting ourselves down, ladies, cuz it's only hurting ourselves.


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2. When you stand your ground like a total boss.

Even when you stand your ground quite literally, like this bad-ass.

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3. When you go out and protest and you have this look on your face.

This little girl and her awesome dad are protesting sexual violence in India.

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4. When you are not afraid of your sexuality.

Or if you have game, props to you.

"Parks and Recreation" fans, appreciate.

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5. When you can give real talk and not be afraid of holding back from speaking your mind.

Damn it, Lucy Liu ... she gives it to the world straight.

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6. When you appreciate the power of pizza. Cuz let's be real here.

BRING BACK DARIA.

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7. When you get shot in the head and you still fight for your rights.

If you don't know who Malala Yousafzai is, here's a reminder.

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So, basically, if you can relate to any of these things, go ahead and do your best damn Beyonce dance.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.