‘If You Have to Cry, Go Outside’ by Kelly Cutrone

'If You Have to Cry, Go Outside' by Kelly Cutrone

‘B*tch: a reflection of people’s lack of creativity & inability to acknowledge & embrace a powerful woman; a woman who won’t comply’

'If You Have to Cry, Go Outside' by Kelly CutroneHave you happened to read Kelly Cutrone’s new book … ‘If You Have to Cry, Go Outside’? Because I just finished it. The premise was all about personal experiences, funny anecdotes, embarrassing mistakes and a call for female empowerment. Some of it made me giggle, for example the rules against wearing wife-beaters. Empowered women can’t wear wife-beaters? Guess I’m out.

However, most of the book really rang true to me. And as corny as it sounds gave me hope, strength and ideas. Maybe because I am a young women looking for strong mentors. Or because I feel powerless or scared at one moment or other, nearly every day of my life. Cutrone urges women to:

‘Gather up your courage like an armful of free clothes.’

To accept that:

‘… some people really hate women in power …’

And reminds women that in order to succeed:

‘… we don’t have to stab each other in the back, we don’t have to take things personally and breakdown when we are criticized, and we don’t have to advance at each other’s expense.’

She speaks of hard work, spirtiualism, fear, sexism, powerlessness, love, motherhood, email, branding, reality, womanhood, and fighting for what you deserve out of life. I don’t know if I buy everything she is selling, but she sure did give me some food for thought, some determination to dream, and courage to remember:

‘Sometimes if you don’t eat others, they will eat you.’

If you decide to read this book, I would love to hear from you, male or female, feminist or traditionalist, ‘lowly’ assistant or ‘big-time’ boss … I am here.

{PS> Dear Kelly Cutrone, I think this book would have been even more terrific with pictures! Next print edition you should add pics. Or release a scrapbook. Thanks a bunch.}

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