â I have never been comfortable with death. Never have I made peace with it. I can never get used to it; every encounter I have had reopens emotional wounds and sadness within me.
I was fortunate that as a child, I navigated without fear and was encouraged to see that my dreams are possible.
Sometimes it is easy to feel confined in a one dimensional perspective of what a leader is supposed to be. Growing up you’ll realize that there is a space and opportunity for everyone to grow and develop their skills in a leadership role. There is no one right type of leader.
By being a woman, many people believe that women cannot be successful and start and own their businesses. By being an African American woman, many people not only believe that we should not have a seat at the table, but they also believe that we are not knowledgeable enough to be included in society.
One thing about black women: we do not pay about our hair! Because our hair is so versatile, we can, quite literally, achieve any style.
“The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet.” – Judith Martin
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary empowerment is defined as, “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.”
One day when I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across a post that I couldn’t get out of my mind after viewing it.
Black women in television have made the ultimate come up. From having roles in the domestic household catering to other people, to being seen as lawyers, political figures, and leaders.