A few years ago while perusing the aisles of the bookstore closest to my parents I happened upon a bubble gum pink copy of #GirlBoss by Sophia millennial. I was instantly drawn to her vibe and determination and given the fact that I’m a sucker for a deprecating auto biography I devoured this book in a weekend. For those of you that don’t know, Sophia Amoruso is the creative genius behind the wildly popular NastyGal retailer which started as an e-bay store. I was most inspired by her story because of the rags-to-riches aspect. Sophia started her business from nothing but an idea and a hell of a lot of hard work.
I finally had a day off and had the chance to fully invest myself into the Netflix series created surrounding Sophia’s life by the same name, GirlBoss. I wasn’t sure how the series would depict Sophia’s rise to success but I was impressed but not surprised by Britt Robinson’s performance. Britt Robinson has always been a proponent to enigmatic characters and her interpretation of Sophia Amoruso was no different. I both loved and hated how she lived up to every millennial fuck-all attitude that has been portrayed so many times before. As the series goes on you see a deeper insight into why
Sophia is the way that she is and suddenly all of those little things that make you hate her become more understandable. There was a lot about Sophia’s story that I identified with but her shortcomings were perhaps some of the most relatable. It is rare that we see the story of someone who truly fucks up and has to take responsibility for what she has d
one. Something that I have come to terms with as of late is how much it sucks when you have to admit you fucked things up and move on.
So if you have any time on your hands, add GirlBoss on Netflix, or check out nastygal’s website!