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The On Being Project

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Samantha Powell

Bridget Jones’s Diary

For Samantha Powell, the pressure to be the perfect adult felt like a stranglehold. But this all changed with Bridget Jones’s Diary. The movie loosened the grip of perfectionism, and taught her she didn’t need to be flawless to be happy.

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    Samantha Powell

    is a writer and prolific tweeter. She writes about fashion, movies, and books, and her work has appeared at Complex, The Cut, and Racked. She dreams of one day writing a book about the history of the handshake. Find her work at samanthadpowell.com.