"Winter is Here"
Game of Thrones Inspired Outfit
Photos by Nadira Fatah
Targaryen Stark '20- Make Westeros Great Again T-Shirt| Redzila
Over sized Mom Jeans| Buffalo Exchange
Black Boot with Silver Heel| Forever 21
Fur Bag| Forever 21
Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm pretty sure you've heard of this little big show called "Game of Thrones". I've been hearing about this show for years. From co-workers to friends, many have requested that I watched the medieval based tale. After eight years and a new HBO account, I was finally able to see what the hype was all about. I tend to stay away from the hype and that always manages to make me miss out on the best things in life. Rumors of this show's quality and overall reception of it almost made me not give this show a chance. But after two weeks of non-stop binge watching, I can now say that I am a "Game of Throne's supporter". Without giving away too many spoilers a brief rundown of the show is that everyone is fighting for the crown which represents the highest level of royalty in Westeros. You have a family coming from money but having a lot of mental issues that proves wealth cannot provide happiness, a family of righteous individuals who learned that doing good doesn't always rewards and a young girl with no family who proved herself to the world. This show is monumental for two things. First, it is known for its quality. This show was the first of its kind. On paper it was a world reminiscent to 'Lord of the Rings' and it was almost impossible to fit a story this grand onto the little screen. However, they made it work. Week after week this show's fan base grew because it was able to do something that no other show has. Offer both quality and quantity. Second, this show is known for its portrayal of strong women. Eight years and who would've guessed that the main two people going after each other for the throne at the end would be two women. You have queens, witches, ladies, female knights, and assassins- further proving that women can do it all.
I related this show back to my own life. For one, rebuilding this website I had to learn what it was that I previously did wrong. After fully taking down my page and having time to reflect, I realized my posts' were either drawn on quantity or less focused on quality. Taking a page out of this book, I managed to sit down and rethink new content and how they can affect the changes in updating my blog. These changes allowed me to come up with more "me" based content. Content that focuses on what I like, oppose to what others would want to read. Also, content that I build from the bottom up. I also related to the show by acknowledging my place as a woman in the streetwear/music journalism industry. I am in my own battlefield for the thrown of respect. Either being looked at as a too emotional of women or a young timid girl, which I am neither. This show has allowed me to watch amazing women shut down men with action. They both came from being the wife of someone important to being someone of importance. Reflecting on how being a woman in this industry, I have to prove my actions are committed and driven by both mind and heart. The show has a phrase that is repeated constantly, 'Winter is Coming". To me, this represented that eventually, life is going to have a change of either negative or positive movements. It is up to us to be prepared by ignoring the minuscule details. Focus on the quality of life and the number of things we can do to make our lives better. For me, that was reopening this blog. I had new ideas and its amazing to see them all placed into motion as soon as the winter holidays began. This opening allowed me to continue posting amazing content for the year and build stories and projects throughout the next year. My winter allowed me to grow and create. It gave me self-doubt and anxiety, which I transformed into confidence and manifestation. When the winter comes in your life will you be ready?
Basically, I give this story a 10/10 and I'm excited to say that it returns on April 14th, 2019. Would you be watching? Also since my favorite show is coming to an end, do you guys have any show recommendations for me to try?