Literary Lion. Queen

This is in response to a super cool prompt under the Literary Lion challenge. This week’s prompt is “King.” The original post can be found here.

I walk around with a golden aura… or at least I like to believe so. Being an Arizona girl, I get cold easily and I to love to step into the sun and feel the hot pavement send a distinct heat through my body from the tips of my toes to my heart that is strangely similar to the burning passion I have for things that matter most to me like social justice.

My birthday is in five days, which means I am a Leo, for those of you that believe or aren’t annoyed by astrology. I like to refer to myself as a lion leo baby. There’s something about lions that reminds me of kings and queens, royalty of the animal kingdom.

Maybe it’s a bit pretentious or vain to find a connection with lions. Not that I consider myself a queen, but sometimes my boyfriend calls me his queen and it makes me feel a type of self confidence that I don’t experience often.

Or maybe it’s the fact that the first movie I ever saw was The Lion King and I had my own lion stuffed animal. Or maybe it’s that I love the golden brown color of lions and that when I take the True Colors personality test I am a gold. Either way, I feel a strong sense of connection to lions and gold.

During college I tried to find that balance between self-love and modesty. It’s something I’m still learning and instead find myself more self-conscious and full of self-doubt especially at the opinion of others instead of loving myself in the way I should love myself.

I now try to live by this quote with a new sense of reconnection with the lion family that I’ve always seen myself a part of.


Be loud. Be proud.


11 Replies to “Literary Lion. Queen”

  1. A most interesting take on the prompt! I think we are all constantly finding our place in the world, which includes finding the balance of who we are, who we want to be and how we want to be perceived. Your last lines are the definitely the most powerful! Best of wishes on your continued journey and happy trails!

      1. You’re very welcome, and that’s lovely of you to say so! I do try and read all the responses to my prompt, it’s nice to get involved in what everyone is doing! Looking forward to seeing more responses from you too 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday and well done, on both the piece the your life decision to be proud of who you are. As easy a decision as that should be, I know I struggled with it for a long time. 🙂 Good for you!

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