his week’s Powerful Beauty feature is a snippet from one of my favorite super-hero movies, Daredevil.
I first became a fan of Jennifer Garner during her short stint on Felicity and in Pearl Harbor; then of course in my all-time favorite TV show, Alias. I’m a sucker for television shows with a strong female lead who retains “real life” character flaws.
The reason I love this scene from Daredevil is not just because Jennifer Garner is the star; but it’s a dramatic turning point for her character, Elektra. Sure, the choreography and music score is great- but I see her embracing all the tough times she’s had in her life (her mother dieing, her father’s murder, etc), channeling and focusing those tribulations into strength.
Her motivation is revenge for her father’s murder; which granted is not typically the most mentally-healthy response. But she morphs from an already strong woman into a super-hero. She trains to grow her abilities, until she excels.
I’m not saying that we all need to go around training with Sai’s to be a Powerful Beauty, but don’t think of the rough spots in your life as drawbacks. Those moments are part of a full life- look back at them with no regrets, and remind yourself that you are stronger because of them.
Catch up on the rest of the Powerful Beauty features. And remember to check back each Friday for another dose of how to Achieve Powerful Beauty!