I am celebrating the courage and hard work of women who are self made entrepreneurs throughout the world. With encouragement and support, women can thrive and sustain their lives independently. They create futures for themselves and their families. As well as set an example for future generations. I am taking a moment to celebrate this small sample of women that made a plan, created a commitment, steered their own course and saw it through. Each of these women were granted a small, no interest loan. An amount set by themselves according to their own plan. And they believed, persevered, and trusted in their vision. These ladies are my crew, my tribe, my sisters, my ladies, my queens. They decided and committed to their own vision. Bravo my sisters...I applaud all women who decide to see and focus on the light that guides them.
There are always innumerable stories of darkness for women. We are the default receivers of inequity. We are victims of economic unfairness both lawful and unlawful, tribal and traditional. There are rules that deplete the essence and core of who and what we are. We are rarely ever celebrated. We rarely celebrate ourselves. Darkness and negativity are always a conversation and a supreme presence. They are magnetic, tempting, alluring, crippling, confusing and blinding. Darkness and negativity are often the path taken because it offers the least resistance. They are built into our societal psyche and they grow like mold. We cannot win fighting our battles for survival in the darkness holding onto negativity. But we can win in the light, in our power, in our belief in ourselves. In darkness we cannot see. In the light, we can see clearly. Let's raise our faces to the sun sisters, look up and see the only thing that is greater than ourselves, the Universe, which we are an integral part of. Surrender to the unlimited, immeasurable power of positivity. Stand in the light.
I see the independence of women to sustain ourselves not only as an economic benefit, but also as a spiritual commitment. It is a daily practice so that skills are sharpened, values created, commitments honored, lives sustained, and dreams manifested. If we were to treat our ability to sustain ourselves like a religion, think of how long , massive and powerful the impact would be.
Just saying...and always keeping it real!