I wanted to write about how people/characters inspired me, whether dead or alive. You can learn a lot from them and incorporate it into your own life, who you are and how you act.
If you thought of Grey’s Anatomy when you saw her name, you are correct. She’s the fearless ortho from the show. She’s a lover and a fighter. I’ve always loved Callie but it wasn’t until she came out as bisexual that I really resonated with her. She has a conservative father and he didn’t accept her. He lives by the word of God so he thought it was an abomination. She was raised living by God’s word so she can quote the bible as well.
She was frustrated because her own father wouldn’t accept her. She wanted to love and be loved, no matter the gender. “You can’t pray away the gay!” This video shows the heated conversation with her father about same-sex relationships and it’s from season 6, episode 5. Callie believes Jesus loves her no matter what and she quotes the bible as such. “Jesus is my savior, not you daddy,” as she says so passionately before she walked out the door.
She stands up for herself and I admire her for that. I can relate to her because I’m bi as well but I’ve always had a hard time standing up for myself. You can clearly see, she doesn’t have a problem with standing up for herself. It’s something we can all learn to do. We have to learn to stand up for ourselves, even if it scares us and stand up for our fellow peers/neighbors. That shows a sense of community, love and support for each other.
After that, I looked at her as a person. Her sexuality isn’t the only thing interesting about her. There are so many other traits that make her amazing and inspirational. She doesn’t let anyone stand in her way. She taught us to not overthink. When she comes to work, she’s very focused and doesn’t let fear get in the way. Like everyone else, she’s been hurt more times than she can count. She doesn’t let it make her bitter or cold. Instead, she’s hopeful better things will happen. She’s a great friend, girlfriend/wife and mother. She’s funny, sarcastic, bold, fearless, and a warrior. Plus, she helps saves lives. Why wouldn’t you love her? The article,“13 Callie Torres Quotes That Will Give You Life,”written by Jasmine Alexander for Women has more quotes spoken by Callie and what makes her so inspirational.
Those are the reasons why Callie Torres will forever and always inspire me to become a better human being.