If there is one television character from whom we could learn a thing or two, it’s Sex and the City’s #1 straight shooter and sass master, Samantha Jones. Our favorite “try-sexual” is the mainstay of independent and confident women everywhere, teaching us to open ourselves up to new experiences and be self-accepting and honest with ourselves and those close to us. What’s more, her steadfast spirit extends far beyond her unjaded sexual appetite. Between her undying loyalty to her friends and a successful career as a public relations executive, Samantha Jones seems to have it all. For six seasons, she supplied us with perpetual wisdom and an unparalleled sexual humor that never fails to land us on the floor in hysterics. As an avid Sex and the City fan personally inspired by Samantha’s tenacity and big heart, I have decided to thank her for what she has taught us about being empowered women.
Thank you for teaching us that fabulousness and confidence are timeless.
Thank you for teaching us the importance of self-love and putting ourselves first.
Thank you for teaching us that the path to self-fulfillment doesn’t always have to include a man by our side.
Thank you for teaching us what it means to be a fierce, loyal, and non-judgmental friend.
Thank you for reminding us that even the classiest ladies have sailor mouths.
Thank you for teaching us to embrace sexuality, instead of shy away from it.
Thank you for reminding us that nothing good comes from overthinking.
Thank you for teaching us that society’s ideals can stick it where the sun don’t shine. Feel no shame in being who you are and doing what is right for you.
Thank you for giving us the courage to look fear right in the face and tell it to screw off, even at our most vulnerable.
Thank you for being you, Samantha Jones.