Courage and passion to continue to take small steps for the recognition and appreciation of power women in society. Let her story inspire you and don't forget: Female Empowerment is more than in and not only on 8 March, but every day of the year!
International Women's Day is a day initiated by the German politician and socialist Clara Josephine Zetkin in the struggle for women's right to vote in 1911. Many changes - from the right to vote to the socially acceptable wearing of trouser suits and from the invention of the bikini to the breakthrough of feminist research and teaching - have been established in recent decades. Diverse advances in gender equality have been made in the past, but women still encounter stereotypes, myopia and intolerance today. In our emerging world of education, research and digitalisation, the role image of women in many areas does not correspond to the fluid developments of the 21st century and is still reminiscent of a historically dusty world view.
The young circus performer takes her place in a male-dominated art form with ambition, passion and heartbreak. And she does so while her boyfriend stays at home. The circus performer is the prime example of a strong woman and not only because of her muscle power. Which, by the way, she didn't always like about herself, because the hard training has shaped her body and made it look more muscular.
„Before, I would have liked to be more petite. I tried to hide myself and my broad shoulders.“
Especially when it comes to realising the duo circus act, Lea still encounters men who only want to communicate with their stage partner and don't always take her quite so seriously as a woman. She doesn't let the lack of appreciation of leaving business decisions to a young woman get her down, but stands up for herself and her place.
„I think you just have to clarify that in a friendly but very firm way, that as a woman you can also take the important things in your hands just the same."
Over the years, Lea has learned to value herself, to accept herself as she is and radiates this with a positive energy and self-confidence. Today, she draws strength and courage from existing criticism, not to give up and to continue fighting for recognition.
„I show myself the way I am and I am proud of it. My broader shoulders make me the strong woman I am today and help me achieve my dreams."