sentient quality or state
or sensation as distinguished from perception and thought
Being a Southern Belle isn't just a thought. It's an experience and a way of life.
Instead of jamming to back-country tunes, I listen to indie rock and rap. Rather than waiting for a man to sweep me off my feet, I'm a feminist trying to become my own Prince Charming. Far from the stereotype's traditional ways, I consider myself edgy and free-thinking.
Although I do some "traditional" southern belle activities (I was presented as a Jack and Jill Debutante in 2010, I occasionally rock a sky-high curly 'do, and am known to traipse around in skirts and dresses most of the time), I believe that I have always added a truly unique flavor and considerable amount of mystery to the term.
I hope you enjoy this blog; my interpretation of what it means to be a modern southern belle.