photo - @industrykidsprep
Dare I say it, but I think there has been no greater time in history to be a Black Woman! Thank you Mama Michelle, Mama Oprah, Sister Gabrielle & Beyonce. Lol! But in all seriousness I am amazed at the beauty, the power, the unapologetic greatness we produce as a black woman. We always knew at some point the dimmers they tried to put on our light would burn away, and I'm so happy to see it happening. We have a long way to go, but from Marsai Martin being the youngest executive producer in Hollywood to Beyonce being the first African-American headlining Coachella, there are no bounds to the magic we possess. Let's not fail to mention the 17 black women who were elected as judges in Texas recently. Of course celeb examples are great to see that there are women who look like us in lights, but it's great for our children to have no limits on their dreams.
Pretty brown girl, your skin is made of gold.
Not going to lie, I don't follow the pageants too closely but this is awesome to see and show our daughters, nieces, cousins, etc. For the first time in history black women hold the title of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. Way to go girls!
photo - Black Christian News
Do you recall growing up and seeing these many examples of success in so many different niches? It's such a blessing! Do the work in your household, in your community to make sure your girls are seeing this history being made. If you are looking for ways to get involved and want help researching, feel free to reach out to me. I have great contacts in several states that would make awesome mentors or virtual mentors. For example, some of you may know, in the central Oklahoma region I have been apart of a great program called 'Becoming the Full Package'. This is a great way to get your girls in a safe space with young black women who want to pour life and motivation into them. For more information on when the next conference will be held be sure to subscribe for updates.
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