But the word I use that throws people off the most is fierce. I guess that when most people say fierce they intend it as some kind of insult, almost synonymous with bitchy. Or sometimes they use it like Tyra Banks does. I do not use fierce either of those ways. I use it to describe people - usually women - who aren't intimidated by "should"s, who live boldly, who I really admire/look up to/am intimidated by in a good way. I love the word fierce. I love meeting (or knowing about) fierce people.
Here are famous people who I think are fierce:
|Hillary. I have a crush on Hillary.|
|Susan Orlean. Check out her twitter.|
|Toni Morrison, obviously.|
|Eve Ensler. Do they come any fiercer?|