Ladies, you did not come to play this year! I must say one of the most positive effects that social media has had in my life is hitting that follow button to add some pretty dope ass individuals. Along with these new additions in my life, I also get to see many of my friends start new businesses, build their brands and live out their dreams. So many times, we reflect on the negative aspect of sisterhood by simply paying attention to those who don’t show us love or those who we feel are hating. I didn’t want to take that route. I wanted to celebrate the inspiration among us and show that we are out here collaborating instead of competing.
We as women have been told or conditioned to see other women as our competition. Prime example, when it comes to the music industry specifically in the rap culture there has to always be one reigning female rapper. However, times have changed and many R&B and Hip-Hop artists are teaming up to show that yes women can get along and yes, we can encourage one another to be the best version of ourselves.
This is my ode to you to thank you for whatever part you have played in my life. Whether it was a small compliment, a phone call of encouragement or just inspiring me to stop slacking, get off my ass and make some moves. I just wanted to let you know that I see you, you inspire me, I’m proud of you and thanks for giving me the push to keep going and never give up on myself. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things that you continue to do with your businesses and brands.
I wanted to leave you all with a poem that I came across that I’m pretty sure you will enjoy!
A good woman is proud of herself.
She respects herself and others.
She is aware of who she is.
She neither seeks definition from the person she is with or does she expect them to read her mind.
She is quite capable of articulating her needs.
A good woman is hopeful.
She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true.
She knows love, therefore she gives love.
She recognizes that her love has great value and must be reciprocated.
If her love is taken for granted, it soon disappears.
A good woman has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance.
She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them.
A good woman knows her past, understands her present and moves toward the future.
A good woman knows God.
She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God, she will just be played.
A good woman does not live in fear of the future because of her past.
Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons,
meant to bring her closer to self-knowledge and unconditional self-love.