“I have not generally been as decisive as I am currently,” Hannah Brown, one of the most emphatic ladies of the mid year, discloses to Bustle multi week after her Bachelorette finale. During the July 30 finale, fans watched Hannah get out, school, clapback, shut down (whatever variety you need to utilize) Jed Wyatt for having a sweetheart paving the way to The Bachelorette and going on the show for “an inappropriate reasons.” Between that and Hannah’s well known reproach of Luke Parker — “I have had intercourse… jesus still adores me” — there were presumably numerous minutes in this current season’s Bachelorette where you gazed at your TV screen and stated, “That. I wanna do that.”
For Hannah, being somebody who goes to bat for herself (on national TV, regardless) hasn’t generally fallen into place without any issues. She recalls how being a youngster driven her to circumstances where individuals didn’t treat her right, regardless of whether it was seeing someone “young ladies being menaces” to her or other individuals.
“I realize that as a young lady in secondary school and even into school there were times where individuals didn’t treat me right and I only sort of let them abuse me,” she says.
Regardless of whether it be a result of society or how she grew up, Hannah thought she comprehended what the “perfect woman” was when she was younger: “soft” and “gentle.” But as she got older and came across relationships that she felt allowed people to “walk all over [her],” she learned that while she can be “soft” and while she can be “gentle,” there were times that “you didn’t have to be and you shouldn’t be.”
“I think, just with the experiences I’ve had and enough being enough, I finally found my voice,” she says.