International Women’s Day: I Come As One, But Stand for Ten Thousand

“I come as one, but I stand for 10,000” – Maya Angelo This quote is from a poem called “Grandmother” written by Dr. Maya Angelo What does it mean? I interpret the quote as: As an individual you are influenced by those who came generations before you, and that you embody more than just yourself when given the chance to inspire others. Our encounters with other people throughout … Continue reading International Women’s Day: I Come As One, But Stand for Ten Thousand

International Day of The Girl

When I think of today, International Day of the Girl, I think of all the fierce girls who live around the world. I think of the girls who have to fight for their voices to be heard. Girls who have to overcome barriers to receive their basic human rights. Girls who fight for freedom, fight for education, and fight for each other. For decades women … Continue reading International Day of The Girl

What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

Oprah Winfrey gave a speech at Agnes College 128th Commencement. She spoke about a conversation that she had with Maya Angelou about Oprah’s school in Africa. She told Maya “that’s going to be my greatest legacy.” Maya replied “you have no idea what your legacy will be.” Oprah was confused but insisted that this school was going to be her legacy. Maya replied with this: … Continue reading What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

How To Be A Bawse – Book Review

Being a boss is one thing, but being a BAWSE is another story. My goal has always been to be a strong and hard-working women in the workplace. When I say that I want to be CEO one day, I mean it. So naturally, while at the library, my ambition drew me toward a book entitled “How to Be a Bawse” written by YouTube sensation … Continue reading How To Be A Bawse – Book Review

Living Your Best Life

I admire the powerful and true words expressed by the late Dr. Maya Angelou. I have previously read her quotes and poems, but I had never come across any of her speeches until today.  Although this is just a clip from a longer version of a television episode, I was incredibility moved by the wisdom expressed in this video. Dr. Angelou speaks her words with passion and you … Continue reading Living Your Best Life

I Run My World

” I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.” – Beyonce If anyone knows anything about me, they know that I love Beyonce. I admire the platforms that she stands for. She promotes empowerment of women, education of young children, health, black rights, … Continue reading I Run My World

Be True to Yourself

I just watched an interview of Alicia Keys on The Today Show talking about her decision to be makeup-free and be her true self. Below is the video, and I highly advise you to watch it before you continue reading. Alicia brings up some points that really hit it out of the park for me. She’s being raw, truthful and honest. Her lack of makeup … Continue reading Be True to Yourself