I hope this moment finds you peacefully blessed! As a woman first and a African American woman second, the traditional double standard that Sista's face day in and out forcing us to shift from being "like" this or that to fit in at work, school or social gatherings. Women in general have great insecurities because of the ridiculous stereotypes that society has placed upon us as HisStory tells us. These insecure feelings ignite negative self imagery of ourselves and with hormones raging periodically out of control, emotional struggles in our personal lives and stress from the workplace, we tend sometimes unknowingly to fit the stereotype of the "Mad Black Woman", which is a great convenience for our enemies who use moments like this to their advantage to undermine our integrity. Sistas, the time has come, in fact, the time is long past due that we look within for our empowerment, no longer should we be concerned with fitting in just to diffuse the stereotypes. I will give you a proverb that an aunt of mine use to tell me as a child and its a simple theory that is relevant today. She used to tell me that "Ignore the ignorant and this is the best way to get your refuge from the all the nonsense. In my daily life, working in technology is challenging. The challenge is not due to the technology that I encounter it has to do more with the constant proving my value as a woman working in technology So my point is that being an African American woman and having to deal with the stereotypes of being African American as well as dealing with the discrimination in the workplace is a double standard that NO PERSON should endure. However at some point in time we all are faced with these situations no matter what economic background or level of career success we have achieved, we all have this experience and for most of us that are successful in our lives these situations takes us to a places that most of us have only read about or learned via a movie, the era of Jim Crow. Well ladies there are many concerns that certain political parties are making very vocal attempts in bringing back segregation. Thus the reason why the time is NOW to empower each other. Its a simple task that we all can do each day. I will give you clear and vivid examples, for example, you are on the line at the grocery store and a young sister is behind you waiting on line and you have a full cart of groceries and she has only a couple of items, tap her and allow her to go ahead of you and as she leaves give her the gift of empowerment by wishing her a blessed day. Tell a Sista that you encounter while waiting for the train or in some retail establishment, give her that compliment on the beautiful shoes or ensemble she is wearing, after all you are already thinking how good it looks on her and problem contemplating that it would look good on you as well. Let loose, enhance your power allow it to grow and spread. It is simple gestures like that we all can do on a daily basis to ignite the law of attraction which empowers by utilizing the love that we have inside of us and project it outwards to your sister! EMPOWER A SISTA TODAY!
May your journey be peaceful!