“Your Voice Matters”

Women, we are mighty! We don’t recognize how powerful we are. “Now is not the time to be silent.” -Angela Bassett. I am calling you to ACTION! Silence will prevent, opportunities, growth, blessings, and you being the answer for someone else. I used to stifle my voice. I was a People Pleaser. I lived my life by trying to make others happy. I never said NO! I was living my life in fear. Believing, the real me wouldn’t be, loved, and valued. I was afraid to say no; afraid to speak up. I did things that I didn’t want to. I was miserable, and I didn’t know my real value or worth. Then one day, a traumatic event happened in my life; that caused a metamorphosis in me. People Pleasing was no longer for me. This journey, I have been embarking on for the past several years, has taught me so much. I now like, love, and value me. I was watching Black Girls Rock Awards on BET, and Angela Bassett won the Icon Award. Her acceptance speech blew me away. It ignited a fire inside of me. She spoke on the value of I AM! Has someone ever said these things to you? You’re not enough, beautiful, and that you’re angry? I know I have been told these things. When someone does say any of these things to you, here is what you say. I am using the Angela Bassett playbook. “When you’re told, you are not good enough. You tell them that not only AM I good enough; I am more than enough”. “When they say send her back home. You say I AM home. I am the foundation of what we call home”. “When they tell you that your angry or nasty. You tell them that they’re mistaken this is ME! This is me being resolute. Standing firmly in my truth”. “And when they say you’re not beautiful. You tell them that you are the descendant of royalty and you are a Queen”. “Now is not the time to be silent. Find your purpose. Pursue it relentlessly, passionately, and loudly. Be Persistent and Win!” When you walk in your Power; you become Unstoppable. You will conquer and Win. Stand up! Be Heard!

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