Finding Our Hunger

Unpacking Our Bags

Ali Shapiro

Posted By on January 15, 2014 in Blog |

Ali Shapiro

We’ve all got Wicked Witches chasing after us, trying to take away the things we believe empower us—ED stealing our ability to love our bodies, perfectionism destroying our self confidence, exercise addiction taking away our time for enjoyment, social anxiety destroying our ability to create friendships, and on and on…

But Dorothy never gives up. She keeps on wearing those fashionably questionable ruby slippers and she keeps along her path. Even when her higher power—the Wizard, the man who supposedly has the magic to activate her ruby slippers and get her home—sends her back along the path to fight her own battle, she knows that fighting him won’t do her any good.

I know that the Wicked Witch’s warning to Surrender Dorothy, is meant to be menacing, but I actually think it’s the best advice anyone gives to our heroine throughout the whole movie. There’s nothing wrong with surrender if you do it right.

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