How Pain Can Inspire Your Purpose

I remember a college professor telling me I could never teach a class, and she actually feared “people like me” would be teaching her grandkids. She drafted this opinion based on my grammar in a few papers and a maybe a presentation or two! I had recently switched from Education major to Child and Family Living. Of course I was like dang, I know I’m … Continue reading How Pain Can Inspire Your Purpose

Women’s History Month Recap

March was filled with some amazing Madness. There was no issue keeping busy! In honor of Women’s History Month I had the pleasure of developing, implementing, and co-facilitating a girls group at our school. I was also invited by Girls Inc. DC to speak to maya quote about timeyoung ladies in their spring break program about Self Esteem and Self Love on behalf of Raise Your Worth! I started Raise Your Worth in 2014 after talks with my father about both of our passions to empower the lives of the populations we were both passionate about, for me youth and women.

 

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Here are a few shots from my workshop at Girls Inc. I have place emphasis on how this group of young ladies amazed me with their dialogue throughout our activities and YOUnique Discussion! Their stories of past experience with self-esteem and their current struggles with reminding themselves to not care what others think allowed them all to have a safe space to realize that they were not in this phase of adolescence alone. Their ability to share how they have became resilient against words and thoughts of others was empowering. We ended the session with self-affirmations. I think it is safe to say we all loved many but they all wanted to take this one reminder home!

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New Year, New Look

Hey guys so it’s been about eight years since I’ve had a new pair of glasses. Let’s just say I’ve never purchased my own pair of glasses. Became an adult, and became cheap or irresponsible! Well I am on a mission to do better this year! I am breaking my habit of getting an eye exam, having my prescription in hand, and then deciding not to purchase glasses because of the price. Yeah, grad school did not offer eye care! I would tell myself that I would come back to order the glasses after saving, and never follow through. I would get busy and forget that I even needed glasses, especially with me being more of a contact wearer.

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Cuties Coasting in Cancun

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This past weekend I was able to help celebrate the life of my friend Leslie in Cancun, Mexico. Simply put, life was lived and melanin was popping! We booked through Expedia three weeks before our trip! We decided on the amount we did not mind spending for flight and lodging, and booked through Expedia’s travel packages. I must say the trip exceeded my expectations of what I assumed Cancun would be like and Mexico has captured my little travel heart! Continue reading “Cuties Coasting in Cancun”